December 17, 2011 admin


CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 17: Mr. Adaish Pratap Singh Kairon, Food and Civil Supplies and Information Technology Minister today said that the Food & Civil Supplies department has initiated a new scheme to ensure transparency in the State’s unique Atta-Dal scheme by involving citizens in pubic distribution system. Now people can track the movement of PDS food grain on web from storage points to wholesale distribution points in a transparent manner.
    Speaking about the new initiative, Mr. Kairon said that now any citizen of the country would be able to track the movement of vehicles carrying PDS and other grains right from storage point to the Public Distribution Wholesale Points. He said that each grain truck has been put on GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled devices that can track the movement of truck right from storage facility to the dealer, so that any attempt of pilferage could be detected by general public. He said that any deviation from sanctioned route could be tracked on GPS inviting punishment. He said anybody can access the website and feed the user name ‘attadal’ and password ‘transparency’ and for kerosene the user name would be ‘Kerosene’ and password would be ‘transparency’ to track the movement of vehicle.
    Mr. Kairon said that department has been providing atta-dal to the 16 lakh beneficiaries throughout the state, who were getting 35kg grain and 4kg protein rich dal and it is the largest ever distribution network of PDS that was working successfully since last five years. Mr. Kairon said that it is our moral duty to provide PDS food grains to the concerned people without any hassle.

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