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Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
25-June-2019 16:29 IST
Distribution under PDS

Under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), the eligible households are entitled to receive foodgrains, namely- Wheat, Rice & Coarse-grains through Public Distribution System (PDS). As per entitlements under the Act, the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) households are eligible to receive 35 kg of foodgrains per family per month, whereas the Priority Households (PHH) beneficiaries are eligible to receive 5 kg of foodgrains per person per month.

Distribution of subsidized sugar of 1 Kg per AAY family per month is also continued under PDS.

Further, clause 9(9) of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) (Control) Order, 2015, empowers the State/UT Governments to allow sale of commodities other than distribution of foodgrains through Fair Price Shops to improve the viability of the fair price shop operations. 

 As per the information received from States/UTs upto 22.05.2019 a Statement indicating State-wise total No. of ration cardholders is at Annex-I. 

 Few complaints about foodgrains and other commodities not being given to the consumers in full quantity from Government ration shops under PDS have come to the notice of the Government in some State/UTs.  Therefore, as and when such complaints are received by the Government, these are referred to the concerned State/UT Governments for inquiry and appropriate action.

 Under the PDS, the distribution of cereals and other commodities is presently being done as per the details furnished under part (a) above.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan  in  Lok  Sabha today.

 

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 APS/AS

 

 

ANNEXURE-I

 

State/UT-wise statement showing number of ration cards under NFSA upto 22-05-2019.

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State/UT

Total NFSA Ration Cards

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

14,602

2

Andhra Pradesh

92,93,081

3

Arunachal Pradesh

1,77,607

4

Assam

57,87,581

5

Bihar

1,63,44,784

6

Chandigarh

70,220

7

Chhattisgarh

52,85,760

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

45,210

9

Daman & Diu

19,949

10

Delhi

17,19,074

11

Goa

1,41,428

12

Gujarat

66,26,069

13

Haryana

26,65,586

14

Himachal Pradesh

6,82,721

15

Jammu & Kashmir

16,75,723

16

Jharkhand

57,03,023

17

Karnataka

1,24,48,653

18

Kerala

36,63,684

19

Lakshadweep Islands

5,157

20

Madhya Pradesh

1,17,47,674

21

Maharashtra

1,46,01,093

22

Manipur

5,87,197

23

Meghalaya

4,21,455

24

Mizoram

1,47,562

25

Nagaland

2,84,934

26

Odisha

86,84,037

27

Puducherry

1,76,571

28

Punjab

35,33,250

29

Rajasthan

1,05,99,974

30

Sikkim

95,116

31

Tamil Nadu

1,00,70,930

32

Telangana State

49,72,809

33

Tripura

5,78,852

34

Uttar Pradesh

3,53,37,547

35

Uttarakhand

13,24,139

36

West Bengal

5,63,13,364

 

Total

23,18,46,416

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