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PDS in Karnataka is well managed: Govind Gaude

Belagavi, Oct 1 (UNI) The Public Distribution System of food and civil supplies in Karnataka is being managed well and could be emulated in other states, Goa Civil Supplies and Tribal Welfare minister Govind S Gaude said here on Monday.
Speaking to reporters after holding meetings with Belagavi Food and Civil Supplies officials he said making civil supplies online will be the best practice and Goa would soon initiate programmes in this direction on line with those implemented in Karnataka.
He said villages in Goa need to be brought under internet to ensure seamless PDS system. But only 60 per cent of the State was connected with Internet and this hampered progress in streamlining civil supplies.
He said the government was committed to provide PDS to tribal population in Goa and had initiated many programmes to reach out to the population in the villages to provide necessary commodities.
''What we want is that PDS reach out to every remote village in Goa. My government is paying very good commission to the PDS shop agents that is Rs 280 per quintal, far less than other states. So we have challenges to implement the system facing all these odds, the minster said.
He said the Goa government held a primary meeting with the officials of Belagavi district five months ago and this was a follow up meeting.
''Goa government will follow the Belagavi method of digitizing public distribution system for transparent ration distribution in Goa. Belagavi district has successfully digitalized the PDS system by providing internet connectivity and Point of Sale (POS) devices to every Ration distribution centers. Minister said.
Around 15 lack population in Goa including six lakh migrant residents. There are around 3.57 lack ration card holders in Goa including Karnataka and other migrants . Linking the Ration cards with Adhaar number is under progress. At the same time, we are gearing up to digitization and bio-metric system, the minster said.
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22 Feb 2020 | 6:22 PM

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Feb 22 (UNI) The Congress on Saturday expressed confidence that the party was capable of contesting in all 115 wards in the upcoming Aurangabad municipal polls if it fails to enter an alliance with the Shiv Sena and NCP.

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Hindi language has become a big medium of employment:  Yogi

Hindi language has become a big medium of employment: Yogi

22 Feb 2020 | 6:19 PM

Lucknow, Feb 22(UNI) Utrar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the Hindi language has performed the task of connecting large parts of the country.
"Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, understood the importance of the Hindi language and advocated to promote the language in the entire world. The Hindi language has become a big medium of employment. Also, long years ago, the sages of India connected Sanskrit with employment. If a person studying Sanskrit uses his intellect properly, he will never die of hunger," he said.

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CM Narayanasamy should resign: Anbazhagan

CM Narayanasamy should resign: Anbazhagan

22 Feb 2020 | 6:15 PM

Puducherry, Feb 22 (UNI) Stating that the judgement of the Madras High Court in the free rice issue is one which 'suppress' the rights of the union territory, AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbazhagan on Saturday demanded that Chief Minister V Narayanasamy should resign on his own owning moral responsibility for the same.

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Khattar to make several announcements for Sirsa at upcoming rally on March 8: Ranjit Singh

22 Feb 2020 | 6:14 PM

Sirsa, Feb 22 (UNI) Haryana Power Minister Ranjit Singh informed that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will make several announcements for Sirsa district at the upcoming rally in Kharian town on March eight.

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BJP has reneged on promises of Parrikar: Congress

BJP has reneged on promises of Parrikar: Congress

22 Feb 2020 | 6:07 PM

Panaji, Feb 22 (UNI) The Congress in Goa on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had reneged on promises of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar on the floor of the Assembly to amend the law to put the State Election Commission (SEC) in charge of delimitation and reservation of constituencies
In a statement, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar said instead of the rotation-based system mandated by the Constitution of India and relevant Rules of the Government of Goa, they were cherry picking constituencies for making it reserved.

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