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Public Distribution System

 

  

A well-organized Public Distribution System is maintained in the State through network of 8040 Fair Price Shops (up to 31.03.2006).  Following items are being supplied through these shops:


  1)  Levy Sugar 
  2) Kerosene Oil
  3) Wheat (Below poverty line)
  4) Rice (Below poverty line)

 

As on 31.03.2006 there were 27496752 cardholders.  As per the present Govt. policy 350 ration cards are required for opening a fair price shop in the urban areas and 300 ration cards or 1500 units in the Rural areas. Whenever the number of ration cards exceeds 700 in urban areas a second ration depot can be opened in that area. Moreover, the Government  has  delegated all the powers for sanctioning the depot to the concerned Deputy Directors (Field). Government also allow Fair Price Shop owners to use their shops as S.T.D. Booths but it should not become hurdle in the distribution of essential Commodities.

 

S.No.

Category

Reservation %

1.

Scheduled Castes 

        13%

2.

Backward Classes

          5%

3.

Ex-Servicemen 

          7%

4..

Freedom Fighters 

          5%

5.

Handicapped Persons 

          3%

6.

Voluntary Organizations of women

          2%

7.

Riot victims/Terrorist affected families

        10%

 

Total

        45%

 

A) Distribution of levy sugar under PDS.

 

At present levy sugar is allocated by Govt. of India under Public Distribution System. The total quantity of levy sugar allocated by the Govt. of India during 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2005-06 is as under:
 

Year

Levy Sugar (in Mts.)

2003-04 

         16,620.0

2004-05

         16,620.7

2005-06

         10885.2

 

Levy sugar is distributed at the scale of  500  grams per unit per month amongst the BPL card holders of the state. The rate of levy sugar is Rs. 13.50 per Kg. The levy sugar is distributed to all districts keeping in view their units.

 

B) Targeted Public Distribution System:

 

The Govt. of India has introduced targeted public distribution system in the whole of the country from the month of June,1997. The approval for implementation of TPDS in Punjab State has been accorded by the Govt. of India w.e.f. 1.10.1997.Government of India has recognized 4,68,000 BPL families in the State of Punjab which includes 179400 AAY families.


As per scheme, the foods grains is being distributed to the beneficiaries i.e. BPL, AAY & APL families as per details given below:-
 

 

Sr. No. : 

Name of Category

Name of Commodity (Rs./Qt.)

Quantity

Rate (Rs. per Kg.)

1 : 

BPL

Wheat

35 Kg. Per family per month

4.54

2 : 

AAY

Wheat

35 Kg. Per family per month

2.00

3 : 

APL

Wheat

35 Kg. Per family per month

6.23

 

The work of lifting of food grains under the TPDS and APL food grains from FCI and further distribution to the depots/Fair price shops is being made by the State Agency viz PUNSUP.

 

Allocation of Wheat from Central pool for the month of February, 2008

Sr.No.

District

BPL

AAY

APL

Total

1

Amritsar

884.151

473.039

  742.768 

2099.958

2

Bhatinda

283.684

255.190

581.706

1120.580

3

Ferozepur

1220.809

1248.778

766.061

3235.647

4

Faridkot

133.162

141.114

371.250

645.526

5

F.Sahib

195.493

70.580

206.908

472.981

6

Gurdaspur

1153.484

308.581

1110.256

2572.321

7

Hoshiarpur

176.843

378.568

665.598

1221.009

8

Jalandhar

536.383

329.144

589.229

1454.757

9

Kapurthala

341.948

187.392

308.539

837.879

10

Ludhiana

118.017

383.629

1088.595

1590.241

11

Mansa

326.869

156.388

325.066

808.323

12

Moga

282.725

153.835

240.648

677.207

13

Mukatsar

324.257

489.590

483.320

1297.167

14

Mohali

173.537

108.833

253.975

536.345

15

Nawanshehar

232.132

44.637

269.450

546.218

16

Patiala

697.652

502.311

691.262

1891.224

17

Ropar

251.840

85.945

228.445

566.229

18

Sangrur

1496.093

431.138

523.327

2450.558

19

Taran Taran

667.958

340.953

376.634

1385.545

20

Barnala

600.964

190.356

176.965

968.284

Total

10098.000

6280.000

10000.000

       26378.000

 

Atta Dal Scheme

 

           The State Government has launched Atta Dal Scheme w.e.f. 15.08.2007. A survey was conducted and about 14 lac economically weak families have been identified as beneficiaries of this scheme. These beneficiary families have been issued special blue ration cards. The beneficiary families are distributed wheat and dals (Dal Channa, Urd whole & Masoor Whole) at subsidized rates under this scheme.

               The State Government had procured & stored 4.28 lac MT wheat through PUNSUP & Markfed during the RMS 2007-08. Dals are being purchased on monthly basis by Punsup through open tenders. The scale & rates of distribution of wheat & dals are as under:

 

Sr. No. : 

Commodity

Scale of Distribution

Rate (Rs. per Kg.)

1 : 

Wheat

7 kg per member and a maximum of 35 kg per family

Rs. 4.00

2 : 

Dals

1 Kg per member and a maximum of 4 Kg per family

Rs. 20.00

 

            A Special cell has been established at the Head Office at Chandigarh to monitor the distribution of wheat and dals under this scheme.  Strict monitoring is done at all levels to ensure that the beneficiaries get good quality foodgrains according to the fixed scale & price.

                 A complaint centre has been set up in the Control Room at Head Office (Telephone No. 0172-2702120) which is functional from 9.00 AM to 5:00 PM where anyone can complaint about the quantity, quality & rates of foodgrains being distributed under this scheme.

 

Procedure for obtaining the Ration Card and form.

 

1.   Application must be in form D.I. In rural areas application form is to be attested by Nambardar    or Punch or Surpanch and in urban areas the application is to be attested by M.C. / MLA or any Gazetted officer.
2.    Surrender or Deletion Certificate must be attached with the application form.
or in the absence of Surrender / Deletion the Stamp paper of worth Rs. 3/- that the application do not have any Ration card in the state of Punjab or any where in India, and that is to be attested by the executor Magistrate.
3.   Two Passport size photographs of applicant and  his/her family members is to be attached along with the application form.
4.    Ration Card is to be issued for five years i.e. the periodicity of the renewal is five years.

5.   In case Ration card is lost or damaged a duplicate ration card is to be procured after depositing a fee of Rs. 5/- in the Govt. Head.
6.   In case of, adding additional member in ration card birth certificate or surrender or deletion certificate is required along with the application form.

7.   In case, the death of a family member card holder is to require to produce a copy of certificate, along with the revised application form for the deletion of the name of the said deceased family member.

 

Download the Application for "Ration Card"

 

Details of Fair Price Shops/No. of Ration Cards in the State.
 

Sr.

No.

Name of District

Total number of Ration Depots

Suspended Depots / Societies

No. of Depots in Operation

DEPOTS

SOCIETIES 

Grand Total

Rural

Urban

Rural

Urban

1

Amritsar

804

698

42

0

1544

36

1508

2

Barnala

203

96

24

2

325

7

318

3

Bathinda

371

129

55

0

555

13

542

4

Ferozepur

826

200

52

8

1086

28

1058

5

Faridkot

252

85

18

2

357

15

342

6

F.Sahib

173

72

41

2

288

7

281

7

Gurdaspur

918

241

60

1

1220

30

1190

8

Hoshiarpur

325

137

123

5

590

10

580

9

Jalandhar

483

661

92

7

1243

9

1234

10

Kapurthala

216

110

30

3

359

6

353

11

Ludhiana

539

1014

159

12

1724

14

1710

12

Mansa

249

65

29

2

345

6

339

13

Moga

366

110

57

2

535

10

525

14

Muktsar

410

126

25

1

562

24

538

15

Mohali

208

86

20

2

316

12

304

16

Nawan Shahar

219

40

77

2

338

2

246

17

Patiala

641

363

58

1

1063

19

1044

18

Ropar

235

50

32

1

318

3

315

19

Sangrur

678

179

53

4

914

29

885

20

Taran Taran

620

84

50

2

756

15

741

Total

8646

4546

1097

59

14348

295

14053



 

 

 
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