March 02, 2015 | Bhopal
Following the estimates of leakages in PDS in MP in Economic Survey of India 2014-15,, state government has resorted to several measures such as GPS fitted in transport vehicles carrying the essential commodities to the fair price shops, computerisation of the distribution system etc, besides disputing the claims of survey which has put the cost of leakages to the tune of INR 1428cr about 51 % (11.54 lakh tons)of total allocation of food grains.
Disputing the claim made in the survey principal Secretary food and civil supply and consumer protection, Ashok Kumar Varnwal said “First, the survey is based on allocation in 2011-12. Second, the survey is based on a report which itself is disputed. In the last few years, the leakages have been extensively checked with digitisation of the records regarding distribution of commodities from fair price shops in the state,”. “What remains would be checked with establishment of a point of sale machine at every fair price shop,” he added.
Source: Hindustan Times