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Centre’s Ultimatum to Bihar for Lifting Backlog of Foodgrains

Centre’s Ultimatum to Bihar for Lifting Backlog of Foodgrains

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Criticising the Bihar government for not lifting foodgrains allotted to the state for public distribution, the Centre has given it an ultimatum to complete the exercise by August 31. In a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said there are “serious deficiencies” in the action plan presented […]

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Public distribution system leakage down to 12%, says Rajak

Public distribution system leakage down to 12%, says Rajak

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Food and consumer protection minister Shyam Rajak on Wednesday tried to corner the BJP members standing in the well of the state assembly by maintaining that the leakage in public distribution system (PDS) shops in Bihar had declined to 12% from as high as 65% earlier, in sharp contrast to what had been prevailing […]

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Bihar to eliminate PDS leakage in 2 years

Bihar to eliminate PDS leakage in 2 years

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The State Government has adopted steps such as door-step delivery and tracking transportation In a country, where leakage in public distribution system is as high as 40 per cent, Bihar aims to bring it down to zero by 2016. It will be probably the first State to achieve this distinction bettering Chhattisgarh’s performance which has […]

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Bihar first state to launch food security scheme

Bihar first state to launch food security scheme

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which guarantees foodgrains at nominal prices to the poor, was on Saturday launched in some districts of Bihar, making it the first state to do so. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who addressed a function marking the symbolic launch of the scheme, said 84% (6.90 crore) of the rural […]

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Pilot project for doorstep delivery of PDS to be launched soon

Pilot project for doorstep delivery of PDS to be launched soon

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bihar government will soon launch a pilot project in 38 blocks for doorstep delivery of foodgrains to the BPL/APL ration card holders, state Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak said today. A block each in all 38 districts have been identified for launch of the project to ensure doorstep delivery of the foodgrains […]

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70 pc of rural families are hungry in Bihar

70 pc of rural families are hungry in Bihar

| October 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Patna: Around seventy per cent of rural households in Bihar are routinely forced to skip meals due to high levels of poverty, a new study has revealed. The study by the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the country’s largest welfare scheme, the Public Distribution System (PDS), which […]

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