Public distribution system

Indian food security system

The Indian food security system was established by the Government Of India under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution to distribute food and non-food items to India's poor at subsidised rates. This scheme was first started in February 1944, during the Second World War, and was launched in the current form in June 1947. Major commodities distributed include staple food grains, such as wheat, rice, sugar and essential fuels like kerosene, through a network of fair price shops established in several states across the country. Food Corporation of India, a Government-owned corporation, procures and maintains the public distribution system (PDS).

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The government will supply over the next three months additional 2kg subsidised foodgrains under the PDS, taking the total monthly quota to 7 kg per person, a..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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