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5.27 lakhs Fair Price Shops (FPSs) are operational across the country

New Delhi: There are 5.27 lakhs Fair Price Shops (FPSs) operational across the country. A State wise statement showing the number of Fair Price Shops is given below in the table.

The eligible households are entitled to receive subsidised foodgrains i.e. rice, wheat, coarsegrains or any combination thereof under TPDS. The Central issue price for Rice, Wheat and Coarsegrains is Rs 3/-, Rs. 2/- and Rs. 1/- per kg respectively.

Public Distribution System (PDS) is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and State/UT Governments. Central Govt. is responsible for procurement, allocation and transportation of foodgrains upto the designated depots of the FCI. The operational responsibility for allocation and distribution of foodgrains within the States/UTs, identification of eligible beneficiaries/families, issuance of ration cards to them and supervision and monitoring of functioning of Fair Price Shops (FPSs) rest with the concerned State/UT Government. Instructions have been issued to States/UTs and Food Corporation of India (FCI) to ensure supply of good quality foodgrains under PDS. Therefore, as and when complaints are received by the Government from individuals and organizations as well as through press reports, they are sent to State/UT Governments concerned for inquiry and appropriate action.

An offence committed in violation of the provisions of TPDS (C) Order, 2015 is liable for penal action under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Thus, the Order empowers State/UT Governments to take punitive action in case of contravention of relevant provisions of these Orders. 

Sl. क्र.सं. States/UTs राज्यसंघ राज् क्षेत्रों Total No. of Fair Price Shops उचित दर दुकानों की कुल संख्या
1 A&N Island अंडमान और निकोबार द्वीप समूह 482
2 Andhra Pradesh आंध्र प्रदेश 28,663
3  Arunachal Pradesh अरुणाचल प्रदेश 1,731
4 Assam असम 38,238
5 Bihar बिहार 41,483
6 Chandigarh चंडीगढ़ 0
7 Chhattisgarh  छत्तीसगढ़ 12,308
8 D & N  Haveli दा. एवं न. हवेली 62
9 Daman & Diu  दमण एवं दीव 51
10 Delhi दिल्ली 2,254
11 Goa गोआ 446
12 Gujarat गुजरात 17,210
13 Haryana हरियाणा 9,491
14 Himachal Pradesh हिमाचल प्रदेश 4,924
15 Jammu & Kashmir जम्मू-कश्मीर 5,970
16 Jharkhand झारखंड 23,356
17 Karnataka कर्नाटक 20,335
18 Kerala केरल 14,335
19 Lakshadweep लक्षद्वीप 39
20 Madhya Pradesh मध्यप्रदेश 22,469
21 Maharashtra महाराष्ट्र 52,505
22 Manipur मणिपुर 2,154
23 Meghalaya मेघालय 4,651
24 Mizoram मिजोरम 1,247
25 Nagaland नागालैंड 1,691
26 Odisha ओड़ीशा 13,306
27 Pudducherry पुड्डुचेरी 0
28 Punjab पंजाब 16,657
29 Rajasthan  राजस्थान 26,207
30 Sikkim सिक्किम 1,421
31 Tamil Nadu तमिलनाडु 34,773
32 Telangana तेलंगाना 17,457
33 Tripura त्रिपुरा 1,807
34 Uttar Pradesh उत्तर प्रदेश 80,772
35 Uttrakhand उत्तराखंड 9,212
36 West Bengal  प. बंगाल 20,278
Total  जोड़ 5,27,985

 This information was given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri C.R. Chaudhary in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, today .

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