The Public Distribution System (PDS) in the country facilitates the supply of food grains and distribution of essential commodities to a large number of poor people through a network of Fair Price Shops at a subsidized price on a recurring basis.
With a network of more than 4 lakh Fair Price Shops claiming to distribute annually, commodities worth more than Rs 15,000 crore to about 16 crore families, the PDS in India is perhaps the largest distribution network of its type in the world.
e-PDS portal is intended to be an one-stop information for Public Distribution System (PDS). The portal aims to bring in transparency by disseminating data, information, news etc., related to PDS.
The portal provides the following
To know more, click here.
Department of Food & Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has developed a Mobile Application “MERA RATION”, to facilitate various ONORC related services among NFSA beneficiaries, particularly migrant beneficiaries, FPS dealers and other relevant stakeholders.
Salient features of the mobile app
Some of the salient features of this application are:
How to download the app
To download the app for Android mobiles, click here.
Source : PDS portal of India
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