Mumbai: PDS Ration Home Delivery Scheme Awaits Cabinet Nod

Mumbai, Feb 25 (PTI) A scheme to ensure home delivery of food grains available under the public distribution system and help the Maharashtra government save around Rs 200 crore per year is awaiting the nod of the state cabinet.

The scheme, which began as a pilot project in Nashik district, is presently being implemented in about 3,000 villages in 11 of the 35 districts in Maharashtra.

"The scheme is likely to come up before the cabinet in the next few weeks, and would be implemented throughout the state after the cabinet nod," an official said.

Under this model, foodgrain are distributed through PDS, once in three months, six months or a year. This is in contrast to the monthly distribution system, which is expensive in terms of transportation and is also not effective in clearing stocks.


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