December 08, 2011

PDS ration details can now be checked online

New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) In order check pilferages in the public distribution system, Delhi government today launched an online platform through which beneficiaries will be able to check all details about supply, disbursal and availability of food items. The project has been launched on a pilot basis for Krishna Nagar and Gandhi Nagar areas of the city. "People will be able to know about all details regarding supply, availability and distribution of items through the online portal," said Food and Civil Supplies Minister Harun Yusuf after launching the 'e-PDS' portal at a function. He said government plans to extend the project to the entire city. Currently every BPL family gets six kgs of sugar per month at Rs 13.50 per kg, 13 kgs of rice at Rs 6.30 per kg, 32 kgs of wheat at Rs 4.80 per kg per month and 22
litres of kerosene at Rs 12.32 per litre. Delhi has around 4.5 lakh BPL families. The Above Poverty Line families as well as people under Antodaya scheme also get subsidised food items from the ration shop under the public distribution system. Last year, in the Delhi Assembly Yusuf had admitted that there was corruption in the PDS. The city government had decided to issue bio-metric cards to beneficiaries to ensure that food articles meant for the beneficiaries "actually reach them".

PTI | 09:12 PM,Dec 07,2011

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