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End-to-end Computerisation of Targeted Public Distribution System

Computerization of supply-chain management, setting up of transparency portal and grievance redressal mechanisms. This was stated by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

He said that as part of Fair Price Shop (FPS) automation, some States namely, Chandigarh UT, Chhattisgarh, Haryana,  Odisha, Puducherry have reported issuance of TPDS commodities on pilot basis using Smart Cards wherein existing ration cards are replaced by Smart Cards.  These Smart Cards have biometric features of members of beneficiary families, based on which verification of the beneficiary family takes place and only thereafter, the essential commodities are issued to the intended beneficiaries from the FPSs.

He further added that the exact model of FPS automation, that is, Aadhaar based authentication through Point of Sale (PoS) devices, Smart Cards, etc. would be finalised by the Government in consultation with States/UTs and taken up in the next phase.

State-wise details of allocation of foodgrains (wheat and rice) under TPDS during 2013-14 is : (in thousand tons)

S.No. State/UT Antyodaya Anna Yojana Below Poverty Line Above Poverty Line
1 Andhra Pradesh

654.288

1052.088

2116.44

2 Arunachal Pradesh

15.972

25.524

60.06

3 Assam

295.692

475.224

1115.94

4 Bihar

1050.42

1689.372

964.08

5 Chhattisgarh

301.944

485.688

456.48

6 Delhi

63.084

108.696

427.14

7 Goa

6.108

5.532

51.396

8 Gujarat

340.08

550.368

1194.66

9 Haryana

122.82

208.572

424.62

10 Himachal Pradesh

82.74

133.14

312.06

11 Jammu & Kashmir

107.388

201.696

447.72

12 Jharkhand

385.524

619.968

353.16

13 Karnataka

477.816

836.46

1135.452

14 Kerala

250.26

402.348

820.08

15 Madhya Pradesh

664.26

1068.216

1004.04

16 Maharashtra

1034.88

1709.424

2014.74

17 Manipur

26.724

43.008

101.22

18 Meghalaya

29.484

47.376

111.72

19 Mizoram

10.92

17.64

41.58

20 Nagaland

19.968

32.112

74.796

21 Odisha

531.12

1165.572

495.18

22 Punjab

75.36

121.176

631.44

23 Rajasthan

391.488

629.532

1158.48

24 Sikkim

6.936

11.304

26.04

25 Tamil Nadu

783.144

1259.232

1680.456

26 Tripura

47.52

76.38

179.34

27 Uttarakhand

80.184

128.988

302.82

28 Uttar Pradesh

1719.696

2765.484

2783.34

29 West Bengal

621.684

1553.58

1681.932

30 A & N Islands

2.01

5.34

26.67

31 Chandigarh

0.624

3.756

32.4

32 D & N Haveli

2.196

5.028

3.24

33 Daman & Diu

0.636

1.044

3.972

34 Lakshadweep

0.504

0.756

3.36

35 Pudducherry

13.548

21.564

25.2

Total

10217.02

17461.19

22261.25

Tags: ChhattisgarhGovernmentHaryanaHimachal PradeshK V ThomasMadhya PradeshRajya SabhaSmart card

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