What is SMART-PDS?

The Union Minister Piyush Goyal urged all states and union territories to implement the SMART-PDS to ensure the smooth operation of the public distribution system.  The Scheme for Modernization and Reforms through Technology in Public Distribution System (SMART-PDS) was proposed ..



Government of Chattisgarh launches 5 new schemes

On October 2, 2019, the Chattisgarh government launches 5 new schemes. They include Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana Mukhyamatri Shahariya Slum Swasthya Yojana Universal PDS Scheme Mukhyamantri Ward Karyalaya Key features of the schemes Under Mukhyamantri Suposhan ..


Government to prepare roadmap for distribution of fortified rice

Union Government has decided to prepare detailed roadmap for nationwide distribution of fortified rice through ration shops. Instructions also have been given to Department of Food and Public Distribution to implement distribution fortified rice. Decision in this regard was taken ..


One Nation, One Ration card

The Central government of India has given the all States and Union Territories a one-year deadline till June 30, 2020 for rolling out the one nation, one ration card system. What is this scheme? Under this system, the beneficiaries will ..

Centre increases Wheat Import Duty by 40%

With wheat production at record high, government has raised import duty on wheat from existing 30% to 40% to support local farmers interest. The higher duty will help offtake of domestically produced grain by discouraging milers to import wheat but ..


Cabinet approves the exclusion of States from National Small Savings Fund

The Union Cabinet has excluded States and Union Territories except Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi (UT) and Madhya Pradesh from National Small Savings Fund (NSSF) investments with effect from 1 April 2016 The cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ..