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Government wants to plug leakages in PDS

The government aims to plug loopholes in the Public Distribution System (PDS) before it implements the ambitious National Food Security Bill and has asked states to complete the process of computerization of data of beneficiaries by October 2012 The proposed bill aims to provide legal right to low-priced food grain to 63.5 % of the ..

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Complete automation of Fair Price Shops by March ’14: Centre to States

The Central Govt has directed all the States and UTs to finish automation of Fair Price Shops (FPS) by March 2014. The automation of FPS is part of the exercise of end-to-end computerisation of Public Distribution System, PDS. At present, there are over 5.06 lakh FPS in India.

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Govt to sell more grains through open market, PDS

In order to clear space for stashing away fresh grains, several options are being considered by the Govt, including providing more food-grain into the PDS (Public Distribution System) and selling extra wheat via a re-worked open market sale scheme. The government plans to push in an additional 14 million tonnes of grains in the PDS ..

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Govt demands FCI to hire private godowns to store fresh crop

Food Minister K V Thomas held that the state-run FCI (Food Corporation of India) has been called for to hire private godowns in order to store fresh crop and he called food-grains storage as a challenging task in view of the record yield. He held that efforts are on to make extra storage capacity for ..

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Antyodaya Anna Yojna

AAY was launched in December 2000. Under the scheme 1 crore of the poorest among the BPL families covered under the targeted public distribution system are identified. Twenty five kilograms (kg) of food grains were made available to each eligible family at a highly subsidized rate of Rs. 2 per kg for wheat and Rs.3 ..

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