Ration through POS machines at all fair price shops from April

Kunwar Vijay Shah inspects PDS arrangements at Jaipur

kuwa6.2.16Bhopal, February 6, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah apprised himself of PDS arrangements at Jaipur in Rajasthan today. He met Rajasthan’s Public Distribution Minister Mr. Hem Singh Barana. Kunwar Shah informed that in Madhya Pradesh, point of sale (POS) machines will be installed at all 22 thousand 409 fair price shops to eliminate irregularities in PDS. Consumers will get food grains through these machines from April. In the state, one crore 17 lakh eligible families are being provided subsidized food grains under PDS. Rajasthan’s Minister Mr. Barana informed that 26 thousand PDS shops are being operated in Rajasthan. Of these, 5000 shops are in private sector. He also informed about construction of godowns to store food grains and procurement process. MD of Rajasthan Civil Supplies Corporation Miss Veena Pradhan and other departmental officers were also present.