About the Portal
The Public Distribution System is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and the State Governments. The PDS evolved as a major instrument of the Government’s policy for ensuring availability of food grains to the public at affordable prices as well as for enhancing the food security for the poor. The Central Government has taken the responsibility for procurement, storage, transportation, and bulk allocation of food grains, etc. The responsibility for distributing the same to the consumers through the network of Fair Price Shops (FPSs) rests with the State Governments as well as the districts and sub-divisions. The PDS with a network of about 4.78 lakh Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the country is the perhaps the largest distribution network of its type in the world.
The portal aims at giving all required information about Fair Price Shop throughout the state and list outs the current commodity rate for all schemes. Information regarding FIC or Ration Card for type of all beneficiaries can also be gathered via PDS.
In nutshell, the PDS portal is a transparent & accountable portal that creates a hassle-free environment which has reduced administrative burden and service fulfillment costs for the Government and citizens to a large extent.