PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Andhra Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. is a State Agency appointed by the State Government for lifting of Rice and Wheat from FCI and Levy Sugar from Factories under PDS. It is the responsibility of the Corporation to undertake transportation, storage and delivery of the stocks under PDS at the door steps of the Fair Price Shop Dealers.
The transportation of stocks from FCI/Factories to MLS Points is called Stage-I transportation, which is being undertaken through the District-wise Transport Contractors appointed separately for food-grains and Levy Sugar.
The transportation from MLS Point to the door step of the F.P. Shop Dealer is called Stage-II transportation, which is being undertaken through Corporation Vehicles and Stage-II contractors appointed by the Collectors (CS) on approval of the rates by Head Office.
In some Districts, direct lifting of food-grains is also being undertaken from certain FCI godowns to FP Shops within a radius of 25 KMs. by avoiding Stage-I transportation and handling charges.
In Metropolitan areas of Twin Cities, rationed area of Ranga Reddy District, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam, FP Shop Dealers themselves are directly lifting the stocks from MLS Points.
There are two stages of transportation of PDS commodities for reaching the stock upto the door steps of the Fair Price Shop Dealers. Transportation from FCI godowns and Sugar Factories to MLS Points is known as Stage-I transportation and transportation from MLS Points to Fair Price Shops is known as Stage-II transportation.
The Corporation is having 439 Mandal Level Stock Points in the State for storage of stocks. Out of 439 MLS Points, 29 MLS Points are being handled by GCC and the remaining 410 MLS Points by the Corporation. As and when the storage space is required, Corporation is hiring additional godowns in districts.
ALLOCATION AND LIFTING OF RICE:
||(Qty. in MTs.)
|Below Poverty Line (BPL)
| Above Poverty Line (APL)
| Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)
|Additional APL (Addl.APL)
|Social Welfare Institutions
| NPNSPE (Mid-day-Meals)
The present requirement of rice under PDS is 3, 24,797MTs. and rice under APL allotment is being lifted from FCI every month to meet the over and above requirement under PDS.
BELOW POVERTY LINE (BPL):
It is a monthly allotment at Central Issue Price of Rice is Rs.565/- per Qtl. Govt. of India is presently allotting 87674 MTs. of rice per month against the requirement of 3,24,797MTs. to the BPL families. The balance quantity over and above BPL allotment is being met by lifting APL & Addl.APL rice at a cost of Rs.830/- per Qtl. The rice is being released @ 4 Kgs. per head upto a maximum of 20 Kgs. to each white card-holder @ Rs.1/- per Kg.
ABOVE POVERTY LINE (APL):
It is a monthly allotment at Central Issue Price of rice is Rs.830/- per Qtl. Government of India is allotting 1, 31,334 MTs. per month for releasing to Pink Card-holders @ Rs.9/- per Kg. as non-subsidy rice. This rice is also meant for releases to Prisons, Govt. Institutions, under Cyclone, Flood and Natural Calamities at CSC economic cost. But the entire APL allotment is also being utilized to meet the shortfall of requirement to the BPL families.
ANTYODAYA ANNA YOJANA (AAY):
It is a monthly allotment and Central Issue Price of Rice is Rs.300/- per Qtl. Govt. of India is allotting 54524MTs per month, for releases to 15,57,829 families, who are poorest of the poor as identified by the District Collectors @ 35 Kgs. per month at an end consumer price of Rs1.00 per Kg.
ANNAPURNA SCHEME (AP):
Central Issue Price is at BPL rate i.e. Rs.565/- per Qtl. Govt. of India is allotting 932 MTs. per month for release to 93,200 beneficiaries i.e. Senior Citizens, who are not getting pension @ 10 Kgs. per head per month at free of cost.
SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTIONS (SWI) & SOCIAL WELFARE HOSTELS (SWH):
Central Issue Price of rice under SWI/SWH is Rs.565/- per Qtl. i.e. at BPL rate. The rice is being released to meet the requirement of all Hostels, Ashram Schools, Residential Schools, Residential Junior Colleges of ST, SC & BC categories and other Institutions under the control of Social Welfare Dept. and also to Homes, Hostels for Physically Handicapped, Residential Schools for deaf and blind for boys and girls, Handicapped Children, State Home, Service Home, Children Home, Collegiate Girls Hostels, Crech Centers (to the children of Agriculture Labour Women) Balwadies, Regional Training Centres, Women Welfare Branches, Mobile Creches, Women and Child Welfare Centres and Vocational Training Centres, which are under control of Women Development & Child Welfare Department. Rice will be supplied @ Rs.400/- per Qtl. to the above Institutions. The normal monthly allocation made by GOI is 5772.260 MTs. for Social Welfare Institutions, as against the State requirement of 17,474.992 MTs. of rice for SW Hostels & Institutions.
NATIONAL PROGRAMME OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO PRIMARY EDUCATION (NPNSPE) / MID - DAY – MEALS SCHEME:
Govt. of India allotted a quantity of 138232 MTs. of rice under the scheme at free of cost for Primary & Upper Primary Classes, to meet the requirements under cooked meal programme for the year 2012-13. Rice is being released to DWCRA women and Self-help Groups and through Fair Price Shops as allotted by the District Collectors. In respect of Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Cities, rice is being released to Nandi Foundation, an NGO, directly, for supply of cooked meal to the schools. It has been decided by the Govt. to release the rice stocks from MLS Point to School Point avoiding F.P. shops point, to ensure proper quality and weighment.
In respect of IX & X classes the state Govt. meets the expenditure of cost and transport and handling charges.
ALLOTMENT AND LIFTING OF RICE UNDER WHEAT BASED NUTRITION PROGRAMME (WBNP):
Govt. of India allocated a quantity of 9440 MTs. of rice for 3rd Quarter, i.e. October-2012 to December-2012, under the programme for the year 2012-13 at BPL cost, i.e. 565.00 per Qtl. A quantity of 12069 MTs. has been released upto September 2012 for the year 2012-13 Rice released to 88 Care projects and ICDS Projects of Women Development & Child Welfare Department during the year. The said rice is being released at Rs.4.00 per Kg. The scheme is being implemented in 17 districts except Guntur, Prakasam, Anantapur, Kurnool, Adilabad and Hyderabad Districts. The State Government is reimbursing subsidy for the differential cost.
RAJIV GANDHI SCHEME FOR EMPOWERMENT OF ADOLSCENT GIRLS (RGSEAG-SABLA):
Govt. of India allotted 4981.620MTs. of rice FOR 1st Quarter for the year 2012-13 and a quantity of 4981.610MTs for the 2nd Quarter for the period, Oct’12 – Dec’12, at BPL cost in 7districts of Vishakhapatnam, West Godavari, Chittoor, Ananthapur, Mahabubnagar, Adilabad and Hyderabad. The scheme is implemented for providing supplementary nutrition for under nourished adolescent girls. Under the scheme, every adolescent girl should be provided 6 Kgs. of rice for a period of 3 months as per the guidelines of the scheme.
VILLAGE GRAIN BANK SCHEME:
Govt. of India allotted a quantity of 6512 MTs. of rice for the year 2009-10, at free costas one time grant, for setting up of 1628 Village Grain Banks in 12 districts. The lifting of entire allocation from FCI has been completed. There is no allotment from 2010 -11 onwards under the scheme.
ALLOTMENT AND LIFTING OF WHEAT:
As the rice is the staple food in the State, the State Government has not Opted for wheat under BPL and hence there is no allocation under BPL. A quantity of 2754 MTs. of wheat is being allotted by Govt. of India per month under APL. The wheat is being lifted from FCI, depending upon the demand and quality of wheat supplied by FCI in the districts. However GOI have allotted a quantity of 31157 MTs of BPL wheat for the year 2012-2013, A quantity of 868 MTs. of Spl. Adhoc Additional Wheat is also being allotted at APL rate for the year 2012-13, which is being also used for conversion of Whole Meal Atta.
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