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24 states digitise ration cards, 13 start online foodgrain allocation

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onlineUnder a plan scheme on ‘End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS Operations’, 24 states have digitised ration cards and 13 states have started online foodgrain allocation so far, Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has informed parliament.

With a view to modernise the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), Government has initiated a plan scheme on ‘End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS Operations’ on cost sharing basis with the States/UTs.

Costs are being shared on 90:10 basis in respect on North Eastern States and on 50:50 basis with other States/UTs.

This scheme comprises activities, namely digitisation of ration cards/beneficiary and other databases, computerisation of supply-chain management, setting up of transparency portals, FPS automation etc.

The information was given the Minister in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

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