Unified Ration card project

Computerization of the entire food grain supply chain in Chhattisgarh


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Chhattisgarh, INDIA
IN India
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About the project Edit

The department of Food & Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of Chhattisgarh Government has computerized the entire food grain supply chain in Chhattisgarh, starting from paddy procurement from farmers, its storage, milling and distribution of rice and other commodities to 3.4 million ration card holders through fair price shops. As a part of this project, 1,532 Paddy procurement centres, 50 storage centres, all district offices concerned, 99 Civil Supplies Corporation distribution centres and 35 Food Corpoolders database has been prepared. Calculation of monthly allotment to FPS has been automated. Citizen interface web site is hosted to increase the citizen participation in controlling diversion of PDS commodities.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

The whole process has been able to give the citizens a platform for their complaints and receiving information on paddy procurement and public distribution through the call centre with a toll free number (1800-233-3663).

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The computerization is ascertaining whether the scheme will be able to benefit about 0.75 million farmers and 3.4 million below poverty line families.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Winner of the Manthan Award South Asia 2008, E-Governance category.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

In Chhattisgarh, Government pays more than 24,000 million Indian rupees in paddy procurement and spends about 20,000 Indian rupees in the form of subsidy in Public Distribution System. Because of the huge subsidy involved, complaints of leakages and diversion are common. Unified Ration card project is an end to end solution developed and implemented with primary reason of checking diversion and leakage.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

The department of Food & Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of Chhattisgarh Government initiative.


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