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Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution09-August, 2011 15:39 IST
Number of Ration Shops in the Country
The total number of Fair Price Shops (FPSs) in the country as reported by States/Union Territories (UTs) upto 30

 

The total number of Fair Price Shops (FPSs) in the country as reported by States/Union Territories (UTs) upto 30.6.2011 are 5,05,879.  The State wise number is as follows:

STATE-WISE NUMBER OF FAIR PRICE SHOPS  (As on 30.06.2011)

 

 

 

S.No.

State/UT

Number of Fair Price Shops

1

Andhra Pradesh

43615

2

Arunachal Pradesh

1568

3

Assam

34053

4

Bihar

44480

5

Chhattisgarh

10400

6

Delhi

2508

7

Goa

501

8

Gujarat

16689

9

Haryana

9362

10

Himachal Pradesh

4404

11

Jammu & Kashmir

5492

12

Jharkhand

14395

13

Karnataka

20475

14

Kerala

14245

15

Madhya Pradesh

20688

16

Maharashtra

50555

17

Manipur

2551

18

Meghalaya

4110

19

Mizoram

1244

20

Nagaland

241

21

Orissa

28744

22

Punjab

14348

23

Rajasthan

22830

24

Sikkim

1414

25

Tamil Nadu

32265

26

Tripura

1586

27

 Uttar Pradesh

73004

28

Uttarakhand

8697

29

West Bengal

20251

30

Andaman &Nicobar Islands

481

31

Chandigarh

22

32

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

77

33

Daman & Diu

51

34

Lakshadweep

35

35

Puducherry

498

 

Total:

505879

 

 

Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) is operated under the joint responsibility of Central Government and State/UT Governments. The Central Government is responsible for procurement, allocation and transportation of foodgrains upto the designated depots of the Food Corporation of India. The operational responsibilities for lifting and distributing the allocated foodgrains within the States/UTs, identification of eligible Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, issuance of ration cards to them and supervision over distribution of allocated foodgrains to eligible card holders through the Fair Price Shops (FPSs) are of the State/UT Governments. This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

 

                Shri Thomas said that in order to maintain supplies and securing availability and distribution of essential commodities under TPDS, Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2001, has been notified by the Government of India on 31st August, 2001. This order, inter-alia, provides that State Governments shall issue an order under Section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act for regulating the sale and distribution of essential commodities. The licenses to the fair price shop owners shall be issued under the said order and shall lay down the duties and responsibilities of the fair price shop owner.

 

           Since 2001, State/UT Governments have been given the flexibility in the matter of fixing the margin for the Fair Price Shops (FPSs).  The rates of commission to FPS owners are, therefore, to be determined by the respective States/UTs. Each State depending on their policies have fixed rates of commission to FP Shop dealers, the Minister added.

 

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NCJ/SR

 


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