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.