Of the 50 districts in the country where Aadhaar will be implemented, five are from Maharashtra.

In a major shift in policy, the Centre now plans to confine food entitlement only to below poverty Line (BPL) households and completely exclude the existing category of the above poverty line families.

This is one of the significant changes proposed in the National Food Security Bill which is currently being considered by the Parliamentary Standing Committee.

The Planning Commission on Thursday approved Tripura’s Plan outlay of Rs 2,250 crore for 2012-13, which is 15.38 per cent higher than the allocation for this fiscal.

“The annual Plan size of Rs 2,250 crore for the year 2012-13 for Tripura was finalised here at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar,” an official statement said here.

New Delhi Officials of the food, agriculture and finance ministries will meet the state and central ministers concerned in a bid to thrash out objections raised by the states over the proposed Food

Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia may be okay with a little overlap between the National Population Register exercise and UIDAI's aadhar project, but an earlier note prepar

To overcome the delay in payment of wages to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) workers in Jharkhand, allegedly owing to administrative apathy, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has piloted a project in Jharkhand.

Under the project, online authentication and Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) in respect of MGNREGS was conducted in three blocks of three districts.

UIDAI chairman-led panel report suggests creation of Public Distribution System Network by April 2012

Bid to add social content to UID scheme, otherwise in limbo
With the AADHAR scheme apparently in limbo, the Centre is making a desperate effort to provide it social content.

State has more names in ration cards than its population as detailed in Census 2011; 29 per cent already enrolled for Aadhaar

The government is planning to cap sale of subsidised cooking gas (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders to each household in a phased manner, while putting in a mechanism for direct transfer of subsidy to the intended beneficiaries.