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One Nation, One Ration Card

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has unveiled the government efforts in realizing the idea of One Nation, One Ration Card. The government has launched a pilot project of One nation, one ration card in two clusters of Andhra Pradesh-Telangana and Maharashtra-Gujarat. How the scheme will span out? To ..

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UNICEF Head lauds Poshan Abhiyaan

Unicef Representative in India Yasmin Ali Haque has made the following observations about the Poshan Abhiyaan: Poshan Abhiyaan which focuses on reducing stunting, under-nutrition and anaemia in women and adolescents through direct cash transfers is a massive step towards eradicating malnutrition. Poshan Abhiyaan has got global recognition for its effort to eradicate malnutrition. Cash transfers under the ..

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Chhattisgarh Model in Public Distribution System (PDS)

There are 5,35,000 PDS outlets in the country which is roughly twice the number of Panchayats in the country. Every BPL card holder is entitled to get 35 kg of rice or wheat every month and similarly, every APL card holder is enttled to get 15kg of food grains every month. With the advent of ..

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Shanta Kumar Committee Recommendations

Issues with Food Corporation of India India has come a long way from the time it was struggling with food shortages way back in 1960. Now instead of shortages India faces a problem of plenty and lack of storage facilities. FCI which was entrusted the responsibility of providing benefits to farmers at the grass-root level ..

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Decentralized Procurement Scheme

Agricultural pricing framework has gradually evolved in India ever since 1960s. They were guided by excess demand and shortages in availability of food-grains. These prices have major implications in capping poverty and promoting the well-being of poor. This makes it pertinent for governments to intervene in food-grain markets and regulate the prices. Need for Decentralized ..

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