SIMDEGA (JHARKHAND): An 11-year-old girl allegedly died of starvation in Jharkhand’s Simdega District recently, as her family’s ration card was not linked to the Aadhaar, the 12 digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data.
The girl died on September 28 after her mother was unable to feed her. The family was struck off from government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with the Aadhaar card.
The Goods and Services Tax Council (GST Council) chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley is likely to announce on Friday a special package for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that will, among other things, address the concerns of exporters, as policymakers explore ways to fix an unexpected slowdown in economic growth.
The package will also ease the onerous tax compliance requirements faced by these entities, a person familiar with the contents of the package said on condition of anonymity.