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End to End Computerization of PDS Operations in the country soon : Union Minister

Shimla, Aug 3(UNI) Union Minister of state for consumer affairs, food and public distributions C R Chaudhary on Friday told Shimla MP Virender Kashyap in Lok Sabha during Zero hours that Union Government is implementing the scheme on “End-to-End Computerization of PDS Operations” in association with the States and Union Territories to improve the efficiency of the public distribution system and to address various challenges such as leakages and diversion of food grains, elimination of fake and bogus ration cards.
He told that the scheme of End-to-End computerization is being implemented to identify and weed out the duplicate ration cards through digitization of ration cards beneficiaries and other databases, computerization of supply-chain management including online allocation of food grains, setting up of transparency portals and grievance redressal mechanisms in all States and Union Territories

Union Minister of state for consumer affairs , food and public distributions CR Chaudhary told Shimla MP Virender Kashyap in Lok Sabha that the scheme provides for both DBT (in kind) and DBT (Cash Transfers).

While DBT (in kind) involves issuance of foodgrains to eligible beneficiary after his/her successful authentication at the Fair Price Shop using point of sale mobile terminals, DBT (Cash Transfers) transfers the subsidy amount into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries who then have the choice to buy foodgrains from the open market.

In order to identify and weed out duplicate/ineligible beneficiaries from TPDS, and to enable rightful targeting of food subsidies – States/UTs have been asked to seed the available Aadhaar numbers of eligible beneficiaries in their ration cards/ beneficiaries database.
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