KOI BHI DESH PERFECT NAHI HOTA!
USSE PERFECT BANANA PADTHA HAI….!!
SUBMITTED BY:- RAGHAVENDRA R. N (Coordinator)
RAJESH B. PATIL
What is PDS?
PDS is Public Distribution
System which aims at providing food
grains to the poorer section of the
country. This food grains will be
distributed at price lower than the
How does the PDS system works?
There are two main bodies involved in the
The central government work in system:
The food grains like rice, wheat,
etc,. From the farmers at price
better than market price.
Food grains are stored in FCI (Food
Corporation Of India) godowns.
The food grains are allotted to the
states and are transported.
The state government work in system:
State Govt identifies the family
which needs the benefit of the
Issue the ration cards to such
Fair Price Shop (FPS):
Distribution of food grains take
place through these shops.
This has been the most dangerous problem in this system
which could snatch the food from poor and can also bring the
economical instability in the country. Corrupt officers at all
levels are getting a part of benefit what a poor family should
Inadequate Storage Facility
India is unable to store surplus product. It is seen that due
to insufficient space for storage facility crops had been sitting
along roadside and are spoiled.
Malpractice during transportation
The crops maybe stolen during transportation. This is
mainly because system is unable track the transportation from
starting to end.
Inability of identifying poor family
All the families which are below poverty line will not get
BPL card. This is because the family could not produce the
income certificate or the card is rejected just because it’s
family income is above Rs.2000/-
STILL 37% OF PEOPLE ARE LIVING BELOW POVERTY LINE IN
Enrollment of bogus cards
Illicit fair price shop
owners have been found to create large
number of bogus cards to sell food
grains in the open market.
Quality of the food grains
Growing instances of the
consumers receiving inferior quality
food grains in ration shops.
make safe and nutritious food
inaccessible and unaffordable to many
poor thus resulting in their food
Illegality of fair price shop
Deceitful dealers replace
good supplies received from
the F.C.I(Food Corporation of India)
with inferior stock and sell FCI stock in
the black market.
Many FPS dealers resort
to malpractice, illegal diversions of
commodities, hoarding and black
marketing due to the minimal salary
received by them.
REPORT CARD OF TPDS
State Food grains Leakages
though Bogus Cards(%)
leakage at FPS (%)
Andhra Pradesh Negligible 20.60 20.60
Assam 33.35 8.33 41.68
Bihar 26.13 55.41 81.54
Gujarat 28.29 13.77 42.06
Haryana Negligible 55.65 55.65
Kerala 3.91 17.80 21.71
Maharashtra 10.78 15.75 26.53
Punjab Negligible 76.50 76.50
Tamil Nadu 9.26 6.40 15.66
Uttar Pradesh 22.30 38.97 61.27
West Bengal 13.85 5.30 19.15
All India 16.67 19.71 36.38
Leakage and Diversion of subsidized Food grains in TPDS as per PEO Study
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INFORMATION TO BE INSPECTED
The ration shop has to display:
The registration number of ration shop (ARS
The number, address and phone number of the
The inspectors name and time of his weekly visit.
The stock position of all rationed commodities in
The official price list.
The total number of ration cards registered with
The total number of units.
A complaint book has to be available to card
The Solution Maybe Innovative From The New Generation But Until And
Unless The Basic Rules Are Not Followed At FPS Level, System Is Not Going
Display Of Samples
The Weekly Quota Is
Not Fortified If Not
Ensure That You Get
You Are Entitled To
Buy Only The
SOME OF THE BASIC
AND CARD HOLDERS
Card holder should not be intimated by threats made by
the shopkeeper. He has no powers to seize, change or
cancel their cards.
Tracking The Way:
GPS based tracking Vehicles transporting
Catch The Card:
States should undertake a campaign to
review BPL/AAY list to eliminate ghost/ ineligible
Inform The People
BPL/AAY lists should be displayed on all
District-wise and FPS-wise allocation of
food grains should be put on websites and other
prominent places, for public scrutiny.
The system should send an mobile alert to
the residents of the area informing the arrival of food
grains in there local FPS shop.
Maintain Accurate Time:
Timely availability of food grains at FPS
level and fixed dates of distribution to ration card
holders should be ensured.
Computerization of TPDS
operations should be undertaken.
Digital Data Maintaining:
Computerization of ration card
Punishing The Culprits:
Strict action should be taken
against the guilty to ensure leakage free
distribution of food grains.
Attaching Minimum Cards :
Minimum 300-500 ration cards
be attached to an FPS to increase
Implementing Modern Technology:
Facility of mobile FPS esp. in
remote/tribal areas to be encouraged.
Forming Strict Squad:
Reconstitute and activate
Vigilance Committees, which should meet at
Zero tolerance towards
corruption. Strict penal action/ departmental
action be taken against offenders such as
transporters, FPS owners, govt. officials, etc.
Solving The Complaint:
Complaint redressal mechanism
with 24 hour helpline for lodging complaints
by beneficiaries and follow up action.
Computerization of the Fair Price Shops need a huge amount which could be obtained from public-private
Involvement of NGO’s will increase the achievement of TPDS.
A Committee should be made at regional level under the chairmanship of the elected representative and the other
technical advisors who would ensure that system is working unaffected.
The basic duties of Public Distribution System should carried out properly which would easily solve the half of
Recommendation of CVC to the Govt of India.
Report of Govt of India 2011
IFRI global hunger index.
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depict the present situation of the PDS system.
Solution provided represent the ideas of many other peoples.
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