Govt refutes New Indian Express’s report on FCI’s involvement in rice scam, says distribution is state govt responsibility
Government refuted claims of involvement of FCI in the alleged 'rice scam' where the Assam raided a godown and seized one lakh bags meant for distribution to the poor was being repackaged by a private company.
Union government to enhance distribution of fortified rice to fight malnutrition, production to be doubled in the country
Fortified rice will also be distributed through Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) & Mid-Day Meal Scheme
Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi says no free rice if villages not clean
Gives deadline of four weeks to clean up the villages