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  • Push to Coarse Cereals

    For Prelims: Coarse Cereals & It’s Production For Mains: Significance of Coarse Cereals, Uses & Features of Coarse Cereals,...

    03 Sep 2022 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • NFSA Ranking 2022

    For Prelims: National Food and Security Act, State Ranking Index, One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) For Mains: Importance of NFSA Index Ranking,...

    11 Jul 2022 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Fortification of Rice

    For Prelims: Sickle-cell anaemia, Thalassemia, FSSAI For Mains: Issues with Fortification of Food and way ahead Why in News? According to the...

    17 May 2022 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

    Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution revised the PMKGAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana)...

    06 May 2022 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Rice Fortification

    For Prelims: Food Fortification and related schemes. For Mains: Food Fortification and its significance. Why in News? The Minister of Consumer...

    14 Feb 2022 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

    Why in News Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the extension for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V) for a period of...

    25 Nov 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • ‘Duare Ration’ Scheme: WB

    Why in News Recently, the West Bengal government launched the ‘Duare Ration’ (ration at doorstep) scheme for providing food grains under...

    17 Nov 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Application Ecosystem for Integration of Procurement Portals

    Why in News Recently, the Department of Food and Public Distribution has developed an application ecosystem for integration of procurement portals...

    08 Oct 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • India’s Ethanol Plan and Food Security

    Why in News India’s ambitious plan to cut the use of fossil fuels by promoting ethanol derived from rice, corn and sugar could undermine its...

    08 Oct 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Nutritional Security Through Food Fortification

    This article is based on Biofortified food can lead India from food security to nutrition security, which was published in The Indian Express on...

    30 Aug 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • India and Food Insecurity

    This article is based upon “State of Food Insecurity” which was published in the Indian Express on 06/08/2021. It addresses the issue...

    06 Aug 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Adverse Impacts of Food Fortification

    Why in News Recently, a group of scientists and activists have warned the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) of the adverse...

    03 Aug 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Electronic Weighing Machines at Fair Price Shops

    Why in News The Central Government has asked the States Governments to buy electronic weighing machines for ration shops from electronic Point of...

    22 Jun 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • 42nd Session of FAO Conference

    Why in News Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare addressed the 42nd session of Food and Agriculture...

    16 Jun 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana

    Why in News Recently, thirteen states have started distributing foodgrains under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY). The scheme...

    11 May 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Revising National Food Security Act, 2013: NITI Aayog

    Why in News NITI Aayog, through a discussion paper, has recommended reducing the rural and urban coverage under the National Food Security Act...

    02 Mar 2021 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Nutrition and Pandemic

    The given article is based upon Hunger, nutrition are worse than before lockdown, published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 23 November,...

    24 Nov 2020 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Extension of Food Fortification Scheme

    Why in News In order to fight chronic anaemia and undernutrition, the government is making plans to distribute fortified rice through the Integrated...

    04 Nov 2020 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Pulse Release from Buffer Stocks

    Why in News The Union government plans to release 40,000 tonnes of tur dal from its buffer stock into the retail market in small lots, in a bid to...

    15 Oct 2020 Public Distribution System (PDS)

  • Nobel Prize for Peace 2020

    Why in News The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP), a United Nations (UN) agency, for its efforts to combat...

    10 Oct 2020 Public Distribution System (PDS)

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