Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Friday
announced quota in the public distribution system (PDS) for
Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other
Backward Classes (OBC).
"The quota would be 16 per cent for SC, 12 per
cent for ST and 21 per cent for OBC," Rajasthan Food and
Civil Supply Minister, Babulal Nagar, told reporters here.
However, in the tribal areas of Shahabad and Kishangang,
the ration would be allocated to SC and ST at 50 per cent
quota, he said.
Of the total 23,800 ration shops in the state, 1140 are
vacant and 2700 new will be opened soon, Nagar said, adding
3840 of them would be allocated on the basis of reservation.
"A new roaster system would be adopted for PDS shops
allocation," the minister said.
One PDS shop would now be made available for every 500
ration card holders, replacing the previous one for every
700-800 card holders in the area, he added.