Tripura and Mizoram governments have undertaken digitalization of the rationing management under the Centre’s ‘End to End Computerization of PDS Operation Scheme’.
This has been done to curb the frauds and scams in the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Through the digitalization of all 1,810 fair price shops in Tripura, rice, wheat, sugar and other essentials are being given to the people.
Currently 37,04,816 people in Tripura are getting the essentials from the 1,810 fair price shops through 9,14,556 ration cards.
The central government had introduced the ‘End to End Computerization of PDS Operation scheme’ several years back to curb the fraudulent activities in the PDS.
Though Tripura implemented the scheme in the entire State, some of the north-eastern states are yet to complete the task.
After the computerization of the PDS, 62,173 fake ration cards were identified.
Around 2,81,000 people were holding these bogus ration card.
Meanwhile, the ‘End to End Computerization of PDS Operation Scheme’ has also been launched in Mizoram.
Within the next few months, the digitalization would be introduced in all the 1,420 fair price shops in Mizoram.
With new system in place, bogus ration cards, fake number of people and other scams would be identified and unearthed.
The new system would also ensure transparency in the PDS, reduce wastage and contain unfair disposal of the surpluses.
With ‘Aadhaar’ number seeding, the end-to-end computerization of the PDS would ensure transparency at various levels of the essential supply system.
The ‘End to End Computerization of PDS Operation Scheme’ is a joint initiative of the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and is being introduced in all the states and union territories of the country.