Implementation of Technological Upgradation in Public Distribution System in India for Ensuring Availability, Accessibility and Affordability

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  • Roli Misra Professor, Department of Economics, University of Lucknow, India
  • Ankit Upadhyay Research Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Lucknow, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v11i1-2.62762

Keywords:

Fair Price Shop; Technology; PDS; Food Security; Poverty.

Abstract

The largest initiative to reduce poverty in India is the public distribution system (PDS), which uses a network of fair-pricing shops to supply highly subsidised food grains in order to fulfil necessities of households living below poverty line. PDS's primary objective is to buy food grains from farmers. This is to ensure that grain is distributed, stored, and transported so that people in need have access to food. The Indian government has thus upgraded the PDS's technology in an attempt to increase its transparency. To close this gap between technology and citizen benefits, e-government makes use of technical intermediaries like ration Integrated Weight Management System (IWMS), Management Information System (MIS), Inventory management system, etc. The focus of the government is to enact a number of administrative and technological changes under the centralised online real-time electronic public distribution system in order to empower end users of the PDS supply. In this context this paper deals with the number of difficulties when distribution system switches from manual to automated transactions, dealer of fair price shop, who employs the technologies. Based on secondary literature, the objective of this paper is to understand the challenges associated with implementing technology at the point of sale during distribution, as well as study the status of the implementation technological based distribution system.

Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 11, Issue-(1-2): 1-6.

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Author Biography

Roli Misra, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Lucknow, India

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Lucknow, India
E-mail: misra_roli@lkouniv.ac.in

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Published

2024-04-29

How to Cite

Misra, R., & Upadhyay, A. (2024). Implementation of Technological Upgradation in Public Distribution System in India for Ensuring Availability, Accessibility and Affordability. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management, 11(1-2), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v11i1-2.62762

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