Director of Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Anindita Mitra, who came on a two-day visit to the state to study paddy procurement and the public distribution system (PDS), said that the mechanisms put in place in Telangana were excellent.
She made the observations after visiting the Paddy Procurement Centers (PPCs), godowns and Fair Price Shops in Gajwel in Siddipet district, where she checked the functioning of the e-POS system.
She then went to the Command Control Centre (CCC) at the Civil Supplies Bhavan in Hyderabad and understood the functioning of the T-Ration application.
She said that the procurement of paddy from the farmers at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) by the government directly and without the involvement of any middlemen was commendable. In this system, the amount is credited directly into the accounts of the farmers.
She added that the continuous GPS tracking of the vehicles transporting the food grains from the CCCs, and the distribution of the grains to the eligible beneficiaries using a biometric system, were impressive.
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