Commissioner Sri Akun Sabharwal said Telangana had a wonderful progress in PDS with Technology.

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Civil Supplies Commissioner Akun Sabharwal said that the Telangana government had prevented large scale misconduct in the public distribution system.

Speaking at a two-day National Conference of State / UT Food Secretaries on PDS Reforms & New Initiatives at Kevadia, Gujarat on Monday, said that Telangana is the youngest state in the country to achieve good results with technology.

He gave a PowerPoint presentation on the achievements of reforms, new technologies and achievements of the Telangana Civil Supplies Division in the Public Distribution System.

According to the 2011 census, the Telangana population has 3.51 crore and 2.81 crore beneficiaries with 87.72 lakh food security cards.

Each eligible beneficiary is given 6 kg of rice at Rs. 1 per kg. In May 2018, Ration Portability was introduced for enhanced service for beneficiaries to receive rations from anywhere in the state and as part of that, around 13 lakh transactions are made each month.

Along with PDS, they have also introduced a mobile app for transparency and accountability in rice procurement.

Online Procurement Management System, Geo-Tagging of Paddy Procurement Centers (PPC), Miller Receipt, T-Ration, and T-Wallet Apps are also available for better services.

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