U`khand govt announces Rs 51 cr plan for PDS

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 15:00

Dehra Dun: The Uttarakhand government Wednesday
announced an action plan of Rs 51 crore for computerisation of the public distribution system to ensure adequate supply of
foodgrains and kerosene to beneficiaries.

Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, while addressing a meeting
here, said that initially an amount of Rs 10 crore would be
released for computerisation of the PDS, an official release
said here.

Kumar directed the officials to first prepare the data
base of all the 30 lakh families living in the state and later
strengthen the distribution system.

He said ration cards should be prepared in the form of
smart cards to keep a check on the fake ones. In this regard,
he asked the officials to start work on the project
immediately and complete it on a priority basis.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 15:00
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