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Only a robust pds can ensure food security
The much maligned public distribution system needs a complete makeover – instead of the desultory bits-and-pieces reform that are currently being attempted – if it has to shape up to deliver on the promise and prospects of the proposed food security law, expected to be in force next year.
Meeting the requirements of the ambitious National Food Security Bill – expected to be enacted into law by Parliament before the end of the year and likely to be rolled out by next year – could prove ....Read More

By 2014, 30% of foodgrains can be used for PDS
K.V. Thomas, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Consumer Affairs, PDS and Food, speaks to B&E about the challenges in implementing the proposed National Food Security Bill
B&E: What is the latest update on the National Food Security Bill?
K.V. Thomas (KVT): The NFSB has gone to the Standing Committee and Parliament Committee related to our department.....
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Deciding on India’s First Citizen
At a time when India eagerly awaits its next President, political forces have started churning out the list of probables. How will regional parties influence the election and why the chosen one could decide the outcome of the 2014 elections?
It is ironical that nominations for the prestigious post of the President – the administrative head of the nation whose duties include upholding and defending the Constitution of India and rising abov....Read More

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