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,
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.
GOI issued guidelines in 2013
M. P. Govt. started this scheme since
The beneficiaries of the TPDS are the
AAY families and Other Priority Households as defined by the State Government notification
dated 5th June 2014
All the families as part of AAY families
and other priority households per State government gazette notification dated 5th
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)
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
Scale of issue
35 kg food grain per family per month
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.
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.
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
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.