Public Distribution System

The Public Distribution System (PDS), among the government’s chief strategies for poverty alleviation, seeks to enhance the food security of the economically weak sections of the society. The aim is to ensure that essential commodities, such as rice, wheat, sugar, edible oil and kerosene, are available to people through the network of more than 4.5 lakh Fair Price Shops (FPS). While the Government of India (at the Centre) procures these commodities and supplies them to the governments of various states and union territories, the state governments are responsible for the actual distribution of these supplies through the FPS organized by them.

A family needs to have a ration card, which shows its financial status, to receive food at subsidized prices. The process for possessing a ration card requires the family head to obtain certificates from the head of the village and officers at the level of district administration.

Solution Overview

Efficiency, transparency and cost effectiveness are needed in the working of government departments, Food and Civil Supplies being one of them. The computerization of administrative mechanisms in this area will make the system efficient by providing for the proper monitoring of the supply of goods from FCI godowns to Fair Price Shops.

Our solution is capable of tracking all the goods lifted from source (godowns of the Food Corporation of India) to the destination (FPS). During this course, the goods change hands three times:

  • Goods are lifted from FCI godowns and transported to Block godowns.
  • Goods are lifted from Block godowns by the owner of the FPS and transported to the fair price shops.
  • Goods are rationed to the families holding ration cards.


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