K V Thomas

Food Security Act Readiness Review

In the wake of the just-enacted National Food Security Act, the Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K V Thomas, today reviewed the operations of Food Corporation of India (FCI), especially from the point of view of its preparedness for implementing the law. Shri Sudhir Kumar, Secretary (Food and Public Distribution), was also… Read More

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End-to-end Computerisation of Targeted Public Distribution System

Computerization of supply-chain management, setting up of transparency portal and grievance redressal mechanisms. This was stated by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. He said that as part of Fair Price Shop (FPS) automation, some States namely, Chandigarh UT, Chhattisgarh, Haryana,  Odisha, Puducherry have reported issuance of TPDS commodities on… Read More

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Computerisation of PDS

For modernisation of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) including ensuring that foodgrains reach the intended beneficiaries, Government has approved Component-I of Plan Scheme for End-to-end Computerization of TPDS Operations. Component-I of the scheme comprises activities, namely, digitization of ration card/beneficiary and other databases, computerization of supply-chain management, setting up of transparency portal and grievance… Read More

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Food Security Bill Proposes Doorstep Dilevery of Foodgrains and end to end Comupterisation of PDS

The Government promulgated the National Food Security Ordinance on 5.7.2013. Subsequently, the National Food Security Bill (NFSB), 2013 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha on 7.8.2013 to replace the Ordinance It provides that Central and State Governments shall endeavour to progressively undertake necessary reforms in the TPDS. These reforms inter alia include:- Doorstep delivery… Read More

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Rs. 4995 Crore Centre Subsidy to Provide Ration Sugar at Existing Rates

Prof. K.V.Thomas, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has informed Lok Sabha today that the Central Government is providing subsidy for distribution of sugar through fair price shops in the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) at a uniform Retail Issue Price (RIP) throughout the country. He was replying to a written question in… Read More

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Sugar Decontrol to Facilitate Timely Payment of the Cane Prices to Farmers

The Central Government has considered the recommendations of Dr. C. Rangarajan Committee and has inter-alia, decided to do away with levy obligation on sugar mills for sugar produced after September, 2012 and dispense with the regulated release mechanism on open market sale of sugar. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food… Read More

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National Food Security Bill to Ensure Heavily Subsidised Foodgrains

The National Food Security Bill, 2011 (NFSB), as introduced in the Lok Sabha on 22.12.2011, provides for coverage of up to 75% of the rural population, with at least 46% belonging to priority households, and up to 50% of the urban population, with at least 28% belonging to priority households, for subsidized foodgrains under Targeted… Read More

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104 lakh Tons of Sugar Released for Open Market Sale

The Central Government has decided to make available quantity of 104 lakh tons of sugar, as non-levy quota for open market sale, for the 6 months of April, 2013 to September, 2013, as per the details given below: - Particulars Quantity in lakhtons  Normal quota 104.00 The sale and delivery/dispatch period for the above quota would be from… Read More

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