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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 ..

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India to get uninterrupted LPG supply from Saudi Arabia

On March 29, 2020, the Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that Saudi Arabia has assured India on uninterrupted LPG supply amidst growing threat of COVID-19. LPG in India India is the second largest importer of LPG in the world. It fulfils half of its requirements from the middle east countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, ..

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Centre allows states & UTs to lift food-grains 3 months in advance amid coronavirus scare

Amid the coronavirus pandemic scare, the Government of India recently allowed states and Union Territories to lift food-grains for three months in advance from Food Corporation of India (FCI) for distribution through ration shops. There are about 75 crore beneficiaries under the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India. According to a recent government data, our ..

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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 Abhiyan, the CM Nutrition Scheme that was started in June 2019 fresh nutritious food will ..

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One Nation-one Ration Card scheme implemented in four states

In a major boost to national food security, the Government of India (GoI) has launched the One Nation-One Ration Card scheme on a pilot basis in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat from 1st August 2019. Families who have food security cards can buy subsidized rice and wheat from any ration shop in these states. ..

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