Public Distribution System Current Affairs, GK & News
PDS means distribution of essential commodities to larger section of the society, mostly vulnerable people, through a network of fair Price Shops on a recurring basis. The essential commodities under PDS at present are wheat, rice, sugar and Kerosene. The first government intervention in the PDS in India started in 1940 during the interwar period. ..
As of November 3, 2020, around 15 State Governments have identified districts to implement the Fortification of Rice Scheme. The State Governments have identified the districts where the scheme is to be implemented and have notified the same to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Key Highlights The Department of Food and ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020