Salient features of the National Food Security Act, 2013

Salient Features Coverage and entitlement under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) :Upto 75% of the rural population and 50% of the urban population will be covered under TPDS, with uniform entitlement of 5 kg per person per month. However, since Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) households constitute poorest of the poor, Read More …

Rethink Plastic on Environment Day

Context: World Environment Day 2018 is focused on tackling pollution from ubiquitous plastic, a man-made material that is cheap, lightweight, durable, easy to produce and usable in myriad ways. But plastic does not decompose. Tonnes of plastic: Of the 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic produced since 1950, 76% has Read More …

Rama chiluka is State’s official bird

The State government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to notify Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), popularly known as Rama Chiluka , as State bird. The neem (vepa, Azadirachta indica) is the official tree. The blackbuck ( Krishna jinka, Antilope cervicapra) is the animal while Jasmine (malle puvvu, Jasminum Officinale) the flower. Palapitta or Indian Roller/Blue Jay was Read More …