Ration-card portability now available in 12 states

The facility of supporting ‘ration cards’ from out-of-state residents has been extended to 12 states in India, according to data from the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution. Ration cards in 12 states have been made interoperable with each other and holders of such cards can obtain food grains at subsidized rates from […]

NDA-ruled states lead in digitization of public distribution systems

States ruled by the National Democratic Alliance have taken the lead in implementing digital ration shops with the introduction of electronic point of sale machines, while non-NDA states have lagged behind in introducing this crucial anti-pilferage measure, data obtained from the food and consumer affairs ministry showed. Out of the seven states that have introduced the system, five […]

No immediate plans for universal basic income: Indian Government

The Indian government has no immediate plans or proposals to institute a scheme of ‘unversal basic income’ in place of the myriad social welfare scheme run by the country at present, the finance ministry said in response to a query. The clarification that there is ‘no proposal for a universal basic income scheme’ comes in […]