“Automation of Fair Price Shops scheme” is a new initiative by the Haryana government in order to install automation systems in the fair price shops of the state for the purpose of the entire details, right from sowing of seeds by farmer up to storage in godowns to be recorded by the government, therefore leaving no space for its diversion. Further, the programme will be linked with fair price shops.
Automation of Fair Price Shops scheme Complte details
Process – Automation of fair price shops would be achieved by provisioning of point of sale device at every fair price shop with connectivity to ensure the following things.
- Aadhaar-based biometric identification of the beneficiaries
- online transactions of food grains and other commodities.
Objective of Automation of Fair Price Shops – The main objective behind automation is to ensure the distribution of ration to the real beneficiaries under the Food Security Act in a transparent manner.
How many people will get benefit in Hayana under Automation of fair price shops
- The automation will benefit 29.30 lakh poor families and 1.32 crore beneficiaries in the state.
Note -The scheme of automation of fair price shops was launched by the Prime Minister of India during the Haryana Golden Jubilee event held in Gurugram on 1st November.
Update – PM also launched two other schemes namely Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana and Kerosene free Haryana.