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5.38 lakh Fair Price Shops (FPS) operational in the country


After Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar have highest number of FPSs

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30 JUL 2021 3:42PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that around 5.38 lakh Fair Price Shops (FPSs) under the Public Distribution System (PDS) are operational in the country.

The responsibilities for licensing of FPSs, their monitoring and continuous oversight of FPS operations rests with the respective State/UT Government. However, this Department has advised all States/UTs to issue licenses for at least 5 years duration. In addition to this, the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Control Order, 2015 of this Department provides a framework to all States/UTs for regulation of FPSs and their smooth functioning.

The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) provides for distribution of only foodgrains (Rice, Wheat and Coarse grains) at highly subsidised prices through Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). 

The Public Distribution System (PDS) reforms provides a mechanism for distribution of highly subsidised foodgrains through the biometric authentication of beneficiaries in a transparent manner and transactions records are uploaded in public domain.

 

Statement indicating State-wise total No. of Fair Price Shops under NFSA

 

Sl.

States/UTs

No. of Fair Price Shops (FPSs)

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

464

2

Andhra Pradesh

28,936

3

Arunachal Pradesh

1,640

4

Assam

38,237

5

Bihar

47,032

6

Chandigarh

NA

7

Chhattisgarh

12,304

8

Dadra & NH and Daman Diu

114

9

Delhi

2,018

10

Goa

456

11

Gujarat

17,210

12

Haryana

9,526

13

Himachal Pradesh

4,934

14

Jammu & Kashmir

6,002

15

Jharkhand

25,532

16

Karnataka

19,935

17

Kerala

14,189

18

Ladakh

409

19

Lakshadweep

39

20

Madhya Pradesh

25,133

21

Maharashtra

52,532

22

Manipur

2,765

23

Meghalaya

4,735

24

Mizoram

1,245

25

Nagaland

1,629

26

Odisha

12,577

27

Puducherry

NA

28

Punjab

17,525

29

Rajasthan

25,682

30

Sikkim

1,362

31

Tamil Nadu

34,776

32

Telangana

17,170

33

Tripura

1,806

34

Uttarakhand

9,200

35

Uttar Pradesh

80,493

36

West Bengal

20,261

 

Total

5,37,868

 

 

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