Public Distribution System

DMPQ-The One Nation One Ration Card is the most far-reaching reform of the public distribution ecosystem since the Food Security Act.” Comment.

. As the Supreme Court’s deadline for all states to join the One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) initiative nears, this is an opportune time to examine how the scheme has fared in its first two years. ONORC allows a beneficiary to access his food entitlements from anywhere in India irrespective of the place where the ration card is registered. This full mobility of food subsidy under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 relies on digitisation of the public distribution system (PDS), a network of over 5,00,000 fair-price shops (FPS). The Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IMPDS) portal ... Read more

19.12.19 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH CM announces opening of horticulture college in Jashpur   Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced opening of Horticulture College in Jashpur. The priority of the state government is progress and welfare of each citizen of the state.   Baghel once against assured the farmers of the government’s commitment to procure paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal irrespective of any hinderance. The farmers should get cost of their yield and he urged them not to hand over their loan-book to any middlemen or food grain trader. The Shikharpur reservoir and Dhodhapani       reservoir work will be expedited.   INTERNATIONAL UNESCO removes ... Read more

15.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Mahanadi row must be ended politically, not legally   The Mahanadi, which is the most important river for Odisha, is an interstate river. The total catchment area of the Mahanadi basin is 141,600 square kilometers, of which 54% is in Chhattisgarh, 46% in Odisha. In the monsoon, the Mahanadi’s discharge is almost the same as that of the Ganges. In the dry season, however, the river becomes a narrow channel. Before the construction of the Hirakud Dam in 1953, the river used to be called the ‘sorrow of Odisha’ for causing massive floods.   The average inflow of the Mahanadi into the ... Read more

26.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH World bank lauds e-devices for managing pds   In Chhattisgarh, electronic devices for the Public Distribution System (PDS) for food assistance reduced ‘leakages’ from 52 per cent in 2005 to 9 per cent in 2012, says World Development Report of the World Bank 2019 titled ‘ The Changing Nature of Work’ (Working Draft) released on April 20 this year.   Social insurance programs such as India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme have been linked to decreased violence by offering up alternative sources of income to those who might be tempted to join local insurgencies , it informed.   Administrative ... Read more

28.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raipur witnesses a magnificent arangetram performance   Elegance and gracility were the words which best defined the Bharatnatyam Arangetram of Kumari Ray, which brought quite a few dance gurus from various parts of India and classical dance lovers of Raipur under one roof.   Arangetram is not only the first public performance of a trained dancer but it is also a test of stamina and the training you’ve had over the years   INTERNATIONAL   World Theatre Day: 27 March   World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI).   It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ... Read more

08.02.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 54l quintal food grains allotted under pds: govt   Under State Government’s Public Distribution System (PDS), 20.54 lakh quintals of food grains have been allotted to all 27 districts of the state for February month, officials informed.   The allotment by Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Protection Department includes 18 lakh 28 thousand 644 quintals of rice, 40 thousand 590 quintals of wheat, 57 thousand 031 quintals of sugar, 47 thousand 601 quintals of chickpeas, and 80 thousand 833 quintals of iodine salt. This allotted ration stock will be distributed to ration card holders of all categories, for mid-day ... Read more

Panchayati raj of Chhattisgarh

Panchayati raj of Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh has approximately 9,820 Gram Panchayats at the village level, 146 Janpad Panchayat at the intermediate (block) level and 16 Zila Panchayat at the district level, Additionally, there is the Gram Sabha, which is the basic unit in the Panchayati Raj mechanism. Panchayats have been the backbone of the Indian villages since the beginning of recorded history. Gandhiji, the father of the nation, in 1946 had aptly remarked that the Indian Independence must begin at the bottom and every village ought to be a Republic or Panchayat having powers. Gandhiji’s dream has been translated into reality ... Read more

14.12.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt allocates 16.91l quintals rice for pds in December   The State Government under the Public Distribution System (PDS) allocated about 16.91 lakh  quintals of rice to 58 lakh ration card holders for the month of December in the entire State.   The allocation is meant for all the 27 districts, officials  informed.   Five cities of Chhattisgarh now have the Core-PDS system implemented involving a total of 484 ration shops, officials informed.   Chhattisgarh has achieved 100 per cent digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiaries database.   There are 23 other states in the country which ... Read more

07-12-2017 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Quantum jump in pds coverage in c’garh: min   Public Distribution System (PDS) coverage in Chhattisgarh has grown from 45 per cent in 2003 to 82 per cent in 2017-18, Civil Supplies Minister Punnulal Mohle told reporters   The free LPG gas connections under Prime Minister Ujjawala Yojana started on August 13, 2016 now has 16.50 lakh subscribers from economically weaker sections, he said.   In 2003 there were just about 6.80 lakh connections which has now been registered at 36.38 lakh connections, the Minister said.   He said that during the last 14 years, State Government has ... Read more

Food Security & Public Distribution System(PDS)

WHO Defines Food security to exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food security has three interlinked contents such as :- Availability of food, Access to food and absorption of food. Food security is a multidimensional concept covering even the  micro level household food security,energy intakes and indicators of malnutrition.   Major components of food security are:- Production and Procurement Storage Distribution Indian Agriculture is rightly called as a gamble with Monsoon, variability in food production and ... Read more