State Food Security Portal & NFSA Implementation System, Madhya Pradesh

Activities of the department

PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Targeted Public Distribution system is prevalent in the state since 1-6-1997 and TPDS as per the provisions of National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA, 2013) started in the state from 1-3-2014 onwards. Under this system, the State formulates and implements foolproof arrangements for identification of poor, for delivery of food grains to fair price shops and for its distribution in a transparent and accountable manner at the FPS level. The Madhya Pradesh State Civil supplies Corporation lifts wheat from its decentralized procurement and the FCI, rice from FCI, sugar from sugar factories as per the allocation issued by GOI and transports them through its supply centers to the lead cooperative societies which send them to link cooperative societies / Apoorti Stores that run fair price shops.

Targetted Group- The beneficiaries of the TPDS are the population living below the poverty line, Priority Households and AAY Families as defined per NFSA, 2013.

Identification of BPL Families- - On the basis of parameters fixed by the GOI and Rural/ Urban Development departments of the state government, the beneficiary families are identified with the help of Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas in rural areas and local bodies such as municipal corporation in urban areas.

Issue of special ration cards-The families whose name figure in the priority list can apply for special e-ration cards (Patrata Parchi) giving details of family members to the authorized officers of their respective local bodies. After necessary verification, the competent authority issues ration cards and the family is thus eligible for getting food grain and other essential commodities at prescribed rates from the FPS with which its card is attached.

Scale of issue and consumer price-Under the provisions of NFSA, 2013, the subsidized quantity of ration has been increased to 35 kgs per family for AAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana) families and 5 kgs per member for other Priority Households. Wheat, Rice, Sugar, Salt & Kerosene supplied in the scheme is of fair average quality as prescribed by GOI. Sugar & Salt is available at the scale of 1000 gms. per family per month. Kerosene is available to all priority households – AAY at the scale of 5 litres/family/month and PHs at the scale of 4 litres/family/month.

TARGETTED PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

No

Subject

Description

1

Directives

GOI issued guidelines in 2013

2

Implementation

M. P. Govt. started this scheme since 1-3-2014

3

Targetted group

The beneficiaries of the TPDS are the AAY families and Other Priority Households as defined by the State Government notification dated 5th June 2014

 

4

Beneficiaries

All the families as part of AAY families and other priority households per State government gazette notification dated 5th June 2014

5

No of beneficiaries

As on 08-08-2014, there are 1, 14, 78, 863 beneficiary families with 5, 03, 56, 446 members. Within these, 14, 82, 102 AAY Families (up to 6 members) and 4, 52, 38, 817 Priority Household members (including AAY 6+ members)

6

Consumer price

Rs. 1.00/kg for wheat & rice, Rs. 1.00/kg for Salt, Rs. 13.50/kg for Sugar and Rs. 16.00/ltr for Kerosene

7

Scale of issue

35 kg food grain per family per month

INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN PDS

After the allotment is received from GOI, Commissioner, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Madhya Pradesh allots stocks to various districts, local bodies and up to the level of FP Shops using the SAMAGRA database and the District Collector redistributes the same among the Tehsils, if necessary. As per the number of e-ration cards (Patrata Parchi), the Sub Divisional Officer re-allots the stock to each fair price shop. This allotment is intimated to local self-government bodies in urban area and to Gram Panchayats in rural area and also to the concerned MLA/MP. Food Corporation of India, M.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation, Lead and Link cooperative societies are involved in delivery of foodgrain. Oil companies, their wholesalers and retailers and Sugar mills are involved in supply of kerosene and sugar. M.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation and the lead societies chalk out the convenient routes for transportation of these commodities. On arrival of stock the FPS vigilance committee and the general public is intimated and people are allowed to purchase the food grain in installments at their convenience.

Dwar Praday YOJANA (DOOR DELIVERY SYSTEM)

In selected districts the M.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation sends essential commodities directly to the fair price shops. This results in speedy delivery and cutting of unnecessary costs.

FAIR PRICE SHOPS

As on 31.07.2014 there are 22,165 Fair price shops in the state. All these shops are run by cooperative societies. The cooperative societies of the women are also allotted these shops. As these shops are run by cooperative societies, they can avail of the credit limits allowed to them by the district cooperative banks so there is no shortage of capital to run these shops. Also, the state government compensates these societies for the losses incurred in running the PDS at the rates fixed by the cooperative department. At district headquarter, District Supply Officer and in other areas Sub Divisional Officer of the area are authorized to permit a new shop on the recommendation of Deputy Registrar of cooperative societies of the district. On an average a FPS caters to 717 families. As the off take in some sectors is negligible, the number of card holders is below average and is not a viable proportion. To compensate the losses incurred by the cooperative societies, the State government make them available a subsidy to the tune of Rs 15 - 20 crores per annum. Following is the district-wise distribution of FP Shops in the state:

District-wise break up of Fair price shops

No

District

Urban shops

Rural shops

Total

1

Bhind

108

352

460

2

Morena

129

166

295

3

Sheopur

19

178

197

4

Gwalior

249

305

554

5

Shivpuri

75

624

699

6

Guna

61

157

218

7

Datiya

48

188

236

8

Indore

332

189

521

9

Dhar

74

529

603

10

Jhabua

16

248

264

11

Khargone

56

437

493

12

Barwani

71

289

360

13

Khandwa

63

319

382

14

Ujjain

185

412

597

15

Mandsoure

46

358

404

16

Neemuch

84

201

265

17

Ratlam

103

307

410

18

Dewas

98

332

430

19

Shajapur

40

194

234

20

Bhopal

279

128

407

21

Betul

50

543

593

22

Sehore

46

285

331

23

Raisen

42

503

545

24

Vidisha

71

396

467

25

Rajgarh

62

392

454

26

Hoshangabad

88

334

422

27

Harda

35

190

225

28

Sagar

140

751

891

29

Damoh

51

396

447

30

Tikamgarh

81

351

432

31

Chatarpur

91

564

655

32

Panna

20

399

419

33

Jabalpur

468

539

1007

34

Katni

78

391

469

35

Narsinghpur

32

299

331

36

Chindwara

89

526

615

37

Seoni

31

404

435

38

Mandla

26

355

381

39

Dindori

6

248

254

40

Balaghat

42

517

559

41

Rewa

101

707

808

42

Satna

86

729

815

43

Sidhi

22

404

426

44

Shahdol

39

378

417

45

Umariya

16

236

252

46

Burhanpur

62

155

217

47

Ashoknagar

29

191

220

48

Anooppur

28

295

323

49

Singrouli

42

339

381

50

AgarMalwa

26

146

172

51

Alirajpur

8

165

173

TOTAL M.P.

4124

18041

22165

Fair Price shops have to follow the rules prescribed by Madhya Pradesh (Food Stuff) Sarvajanik Nagrik Poorti Scheme, 1991. If any FPS commits irregularity, its license can be cancelled and security can be forfeited after due enquiry by the appointing authority.

Mobile van scheme: -The MPSCSCS has 64 trucks, which are purchased through grant and loan scheme of the GOI. These vehicles are used to supply essential commodities to the remotely located villages where are no FPS. They serve as mobile fair price shops. These vans are also used for transportation under Dwar Praday scheme.

Inspection: -It is mandatory for department officials to inspect each and every FPS at least once in two months. Revenue officers are also expected to inspect these shops whenever they visit the village where shop is located.

Vigilance and Public participation:- The State Government has reconstituted Vigilance Committees at Block and FPS level to review the functioning of the PDS.

  • F.P.S. Level Committee:- The Committee shall consists of Sarpanch as the chairman, one representative of the link society, three representastive of the beneficiaries ( APL, BPL and Antyodaya), representatives of Nehru Yuva Kendra and Self Help Groups, Senior teacher and Panchayat Secretary.
  • Block Level Committee:- The Committee shall consists of :-
    1. Janpad Panchayat President - Chairman
    2. Co-ordinator Nehru Yuva Kendra - Member
    3. Chief Municipal Officer - Member
    4. Two Representatives attached to the Consumer Protection - Member(one female)
    5. Assistant Supply Officer/Junior Supply Officer - Member
    6. Block Education Officer - Member
    7. Representative of Lead Society - Member
    8. Representative of Krishi Upaj Mandi - Member
    9. Representative of Self Help Group (By approval of the Collector) - Member
    10. Sub-Divisional Officer (Revenue) - Member(Secretary)
  • District Level Committee:- The District Level Monitoring Committee is headed by the District Collector.
  • State Level Vigilance Committee:- This Committee is headed by minister of the department and includes high-ranking officers of state and two representatives from public, nominated by the State Government.