Portal to ensure fair public distribution system

Published: 06th December 2012 11:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2012 11:48 AM   |  A+A-

Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Jacob has said here on Wednesday that the State Government would launch a transparency portal and food grain monitoring mechanism to ensure a fair public distribution system.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, the minister said that the  portal would be launched to make the entire public distribution system transparent.

All details regarding the release of foodgrains, monitoring mechanism regarding the transportation of foodgrains and kerosene from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns or petroleum companies to the authorised wholesale depots and to the ration depots would be available.

With the introduction of the new system, the amount of foodgrains issued per ration card holder and the rate at which the commodity is to be sold in retail would be put on the public transparency portal.

“As soon as a vehicle collects foodgrains from the FCI godown, an automated system will give the details of the truck number to all members of the Vigilance committee who had registered for receiving the SMS,” he said.

He said that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would inaugurate the system in Thiruvananthapuram on December 14.

The  Christmas and New Year fairs of the Civil Supplies Department will be inaugurated by Anoop Jacob in Ernakulam on

December 6.  The fairs would begin in all other districts within 10 days. “The aim of the fairs is to check price rise during the festival season,” Anoop said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp