Public Distribution System: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Finance Minister allows five states to raise financial resources through Open Market Borrowings

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman recently allowed five states to raise additional financial resources of Rs 9,913 crores such as Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tripura and Goa. Highlights The states were granted permission as they have successfully implemented One Nation One Card System. The Central Government has been helping the states largely post pandemic. COVID-19 ..

One Nation, One Ration Card Scheme

The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution recently reviewed the progress made towards the implementation of “One Nation One Ration Card” plan. While reviewing, two Union Territories (UT) of Ladakh and Lakshadweep have been integrated with existing national portability cluster of 26 States/UTs. Migratory Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiaries in these 26 States/UTs ..

States, UTs lifted 44 lakh tonnes under PMGKAY-2

A total of over 44 lakh tonnes food grains have been lifted by the States and Union Territories till date under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana – 2. The Consumer Affairs Ministry has declared that a total of 201 lakh tonnes of food grains will be distributed among 81 crore beneficiaries under the ..

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan identifies 8 crores of migrants as intended target

The Government of India has no data on actual migrants spread all over the country. Therefore, the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DoFPD) has taken up a liberal figure of 8 crores of migrant workers. This has been fixed assuming that the migrant population will be 10% of total 80 crore of NFSA (National ..

Odisha to include local produce in ICDS and PDS schemes first time

Odisha for the first time will include locally cultivated ragi into the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Public Distribution Scheme (PDS). This is being done as a part of the State Millet Mission that was launched by the Odisha Government in 2017. Ragi Procurement In 2020, the Odisha Government has procured 95,000 quintals of ..