State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Saryu Roy said that distribution of rice and wheat under the recently rolled out National Food Security Act in Jharkhand would start October

Agriculture and food security sector experts on Thursday expressed their concerns over the adverse impact on farm sector due to the possibility of GM mustard being cultivated commercially in India.

The Rules provide for state governments to implement the direct cash transfer scheme for food subsidy beneficiaries. The central government will transfer funds to states/UTs on a monthly basis for this purpose.

The Tripura and Mizoram governments have almost computerised their Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA), official sources in the two States

A report published by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) on Thursday revealed a sharp 24 percentage points drop in the number of rural households using kerosene for lighting, and an equal inc

Question raised in Lok Sabha on PDS beneficiaries, 21/07/2015 . Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in its Consumer expenditure survey collects data on domestic consumption of different food and non-food items. Quantity consumed from PDS and/or other sources is separately collected for rice, wheat, sugar and kerosene.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Food Security Act, 21/07/2015. Central Government enacted the National Food Security Act 2013 (NFSA) to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Public Distribution System, 21/07/2015. TPDS is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and the State/Union Territory (UT) Governments wherein the operational responsibilities for implementation of TPDS within the State/UT rest with the State/UT Governments concerned. There have been complaints about irregularities including corruption and leakages in the functioning of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in some States/regions in the country.

The state food and supplies department will take strong action against ration dealers in case they violate the National Food Security Act, Jyotipriya Mallick, the state minister for food and suppli

New official data show that the proportion of Indian households using the Public Distribution System has nearly doubled over seven years. These households are relying more on the PDS and less on open market sources than before.