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Wonderful Progress in PDS with Technology: Akun Sabharwal

Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 04:53 PM
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Commissioner Akun Sabharwal said, Telangana government curbed malpractice and achieved wonderful progress in Public Distribution System with the help of Technology in every aspect.

Commissioner participated in two days National Conference of State/UT Food Secretaries on “PDS Reforms & New Initiatives” in Gujarat. On Monday, Commissioner made a powerpoint presentation on the implementation of reforms, new technology and success achieved by the Telangana Civil Supplies Department in Public Distribution System.

He said, being the youngest state in India Telangana achieved good results with reforms and technology. As per the 2011 Census, the population in Telangana is 3.51 crores. There are 87.72 lakh Food Security cards with 2.81 crores beneficiaries. Every eligible beneficiary is given 6 kgs of rice at Rs. 1 per kilo. 

In May 2018 Ration Portability was introduced for better service to beneficiaries to avail ration from anywhere in the state. Every month approximately 13 lakh transactions are done per month. 

For transparent and accountability in Paddy Procurement to Public Distribution different Mobile Apps are introduced. OPMS, Geo Tagging of PPCs, Miller Acknowledgment, T-Ration, T-Wallet Apps are available for better services. 

Sh. Alok Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and other Food & Civil Supplies Secretaries praised Telangana Civil Supplies initiatives for giving better service to people in Public Distribution System.

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