public distribution system (PDS) Current Affairs, GK & News

Duare Ration Scheme declared void

The Calcutta High Court has recently held that West Bengal Government’s Duare Ration Scheme is illegal. Key facts A Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court held that the Duare Ration Scheme ultra vires the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA). It called the scheme illegal as it coincides with the National Food Security Act, ..

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15-year low Wheat Procurement

In the current marketing season, Wheat procurement by government agencies is set to dip to a 15-year low. How much Wheat procurement is expected in the current season? It is expected that 18.5 million tonnes (mt) of wheat will be procured this time by government agencies. This will be the lowest since the 11.1 mt ..

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5-point Reform agenda for FCI

On the 58th Foundation Day of Food Corporation of India (FCI), the food Minister Shri Piyush Goyal released a “5-point reform agenda for FCI”. It is also called “5 Sutras”. The agenda aims to improve FCI and its progress. What are the five points? To change the public perception of FCI. Currently the public see ..

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One Nation One Card-Recent Developments

Context in Current Affairs: Around nine states have completed One Nation One Card Reform schemes. They are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Gujarat, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura. What are the recent developments? The Central Government has allowed these nine states to increase their additional 23,523 crores of rupees under One Nation One Card Scheme. ..

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GoI: No New Schemes for a year

On June 5, 2020, the Government of India announced that no new schemes will be approved till March 31, 2021. Till then, the schemes under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana and Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan are to be implemented. Highlights The Government of India will implement the schemes that were announced under Atma Nirbhar Bharat ..

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One Nation One Card Scheme: Three more States included

On June 1, 2020, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan announced that three more states namely Sikkim, Odisha and Mizoram are being included in the Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (PDS). Highlights Through the Integrated Management of PDS, the Government of India is trying to ..

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