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Hyderabad firm to automate PDS in Bihar: getting ready for food security

    IT backbone: to smoothen PDS? Patna/ Hyderabad: according to latest reports, Identity management and e-governance solutions company 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd has won a Rs. 10-crore contract from the Bihar Government for automation and monitoring of the public distribution system (PDS). The hope and the plan here is that the automation would make the PDS processes and supply chain more efficient and even more important, more transparent for a vast population. The main components that would be implemented as part of this contract are GPS-based Fleet Tracking for grain transportation,... 

Bihar initiative on food security: 7.6 crore BPL [rural-urban] to get 5 kg grain for Rs 2.5

    Bhat & roti: the basics Patna: on Saturday, 01 February 2014, Bihar became the first state to make a move on the The National Food Security Act (NFSA), providing foodgrains at prices affordable for the poor. CM Nitish Kumar, said that the scheme will benefit 84% (6.90 crore) of the rural below poverty line (BPL) people and 74% (70 lakh) urban BPL population. At present the scheme will be operative in Patna, Nalanda, Gopalganj and Purnia districts. Nitish stated that 40 lakh BPL families, which were left out in a survey that determines eligibility for food security scheme, will... 
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