Public Distribution System Pds
India  /  Published 02.07.20

Migrants left to bear grain ache

If China was missing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on Tuesday, so was another group about whom he has largely been silent through the past few harrowing months: jobless...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 15.05.20

No food for poor, rich make merry: Lockdown survey

It’s a tale of two worlds — one that is deprived of food during the lockdown to survive and another which is finding elixir for the body and soul in a rich spread.A survey, Covid-19 Induced Lockdo...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

India  /  Published 15.05.20

Surveys bare deep distress

Two recent surveys have found large-scale livelihood distress in rural and urban areas, with families forced to reduce meals, sell their rabi crop and livestock cheap, and borrow from private moneylen...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.20

Digital bid to end ration woes

The Mamata Banerjee government has laid stress on use of “point of sale” machines at all ration shops to ensure that beneficiaries are not deprived of the foodgrain allotted to them after allegati...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.04.20

Rare candour from Jharkhand DGP

Jharkhand director-general of police M.V. Rao on Tuesday expressed shock over three deaths in the state during the lockdown, saying a more sensitive approach by the cops could have averted the tragedi...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.04.20

Axe on PDS dealers for ‘crimes against the hungry’

Palamau district has come down hard on unscrupulous public distribution system (PDS) dealers who have hoarded ration meant for the relief of the needy during the time of coronavirus. Forty-three licen...
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.20

Listed for slaughter

Sir — All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. A zoo in Germany has said that it might have to feed some animals to others as a last resort if it is to stay afloat during ...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 02.04.20

Social distancing goes for a toss

The state-run ration shops in Kokarajhar are witnessing long queues since early morning on Thursday with people jostling for space, defying social-distancing norms to procure 4kg rice per head free of...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

North East  /  Published 01.04.20

Rs 233cr package in Tripura

The Tripura government has announced a Rs 233-crore package to deal with the fallout of the lockdown.Speaking to the media on Wednesday, law minister Ratan Lal Nath said a cabinet meeting was held on ...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

India  /  Published 31.03.20

Without flour mills, free wheat under PDS find no use

Distribution of free wheat grain in place of flour is causing tremendous hardship to beneficiaries registered under the Public Distribution System (PDS) with no way to grind it as local chakkis are sh...
By PTI in New Delhi


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