Centre assures assistance to Kerala for modernising PDS

Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:06

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday assured Kerala of all possible assistance in its ongoing drive for computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

Food Minister KV Thomas also assured Kerala Chief

Minister Oomen Chandy of all possible help in the development
of a biometric-based foodgrains distribution system.

"The Centre will provide all possible support to Kerala
for its ongoing computerisation of PDS. It will provide more
assistance for increasing warehouse capacity and developing a
biometric-based food grain distribution system," an official
statement said.

Chandy and a delegation of senior officials met Thomas
today and held discussions on foodgrain allocation to Kerala
under various central schemes, it added.

During the meeting, strengthening of the Bureau of Indian
Standards` (BIS) activities, increasing foodgrain storage and
its timely movement were also discussed.


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First Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:06

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