Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare

Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare of Balangir District

 Public Distribution System

Providing food security to the vulnerable people and maintaining food chain in the hunger prone areas is one of the prime responsibilities of the government. Access to food being at the core of existence is therefore necessarily an inalienable human right. Public Distribution System (PDS) aims at ensuring access to essential commodities to the people through. Fair Price Shops (FPS) as door–step delivery maintaining transparency in the system of distribution.

Enforcement

To check the diversion and black marketing of PDS commodities and to ensure its smooth distribution among all genuine consumers of Balangir District, one District Enforcement Squad and three nos. of Sub–Divisional Squad have been formed headed by an Executive Magistrate and C.S Executive Staff. The Executive Magistrate of the Enforcement Squad have been instructed to check all Retail centers of PDS Commodities to avoid the Black Marketing (if any) vehicle to check for use of Kerosene as Fuel by symphonic channel. Hotel and Dhabas to check the use of Domestic LPG cylinders throughout the district and submission of action taken report there on to the District Office for perusal and review by the Collector, Balangir.

Paddy Procurement

As per Food and Procurement Policy of the Government in Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department, Odisha, Procurement of Paddy is being done in this district successfully since 2016-17. The district has achieved the target fixed by the Government for procurement of paddy for the KMS–2016-17.

Consumer Welfare

The Government in Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department, Odisha have sanction following amounts towards Consumers Awareness/ Consumer Welfare Activities in the District:

  •  Organization of District Level Work Shop
  •  Organization of district Level Cultural Festival
  •  Consumer Welfare

Steps are being taken to utilize the funds for the purpose it has been sanctioned as per Government instructions and guidelines.

Activities:-

Government schemes running in the district
Distribution of Rice [at] Rs.1/– per kg scheme from February,2013 and onwards –

The Govt. in FS and CW Department has lunched a new scheme in the Public Distribution System which has been implemented from 1st August 2008. According to the new system introduced vide Government in FS and CW Department, Odisha Notification No.11642 dated.17.07.2014 the PHH/AAY Families will be supplied [at] 5kg per Person & 35 kg per card respectively per month [at] Rs.1.00/kg .
The boarders of SC/ ST Hostel & Educational Complex run by NGO are also supplied Rice [at] 15 kg per boarder per month [at] Rs.1.00/kg.
As per instructions and guidelines of the Government, Rice, Wheat, Sugar & Kerosene Oil is being distributed to the bonafide consumers/ ration cards holders through the Retailers as per scale, norms and quantum fixed by the Government as follows.

Distribution of Rice [at] Rs.1/– per kg scheme from February,2013 and onwards
Scheme No. of beneficiaries Scale of entitlement per month/per card Consumer price
AAY Rice 52813 35 Kg per Card Rs.1/– per Kg
PHH Rice 338733 5 Kg per Person Rs.1/– per Kg
Annapurna Rice 2513 10 Kg per Card Free of Cost
SC/ST Rice 7764 14.961 Kg per Boarder Rs.1/– per Kg
SSEPD Rice 431 15 Kg per Boarder Rs 5.65/- per Kg
W& C. D Rice 220 8.50 kg per Boarder Rs 5.65/- per Kg
SME Rice 1300 15 kg per Boarder Rs.1/– per Kg

The scheme is being implemented through OSCSC and State Govt. is providing subsidy to the OSCSC in implementing the scheme. Consequent upon implementation of Departmental Storage System, H & T Contractor (Level–II) are lifting PDS stock from the concerned RRC–cum–DSCs as per monthly quota tagged and transporting the stock to the concerned PDS Fair Price Shops as door–step delivery for distribution to the ration card holders. The Govt. guidelines are being followed meticulously for implementation of the scheme w.e.f 01.04.2012.

Block wise Ration Cards circulation

The Block–wise/ ULB–wise numbers of ration cards circulating in the district is furnished below.

Total Ration Cards in Circulation in the District of Balangir, as on 30.04.2018
Sl. No. Name of Block/ULBs Total nos of AAY Cards Total nos of PHH Cards Total nos of AAY+PHH Cards Total nos of AP Cards Total nos of Ration Cards in circulation
1 Agalpur 2969 21273 24242 122 24364
2 Bangomunda 4460 24724 29184 148 29332
3 Belpada 3779 26937 30716 207 30923
4 Balangir 2886 20709 23595 144 23739
5 Balangir MPL 1613 13289 14902 178 15080
6 Deogaon 3086 19863 22949 130 23079
7 Gudvela 1835 10519 12354 99 12453
8 Kantabanji NAC 464 2998 3462 45 3507
9 Khaprakhol 3917 24688 28605 176 28781
10 Loisingha 2867 20233 23100 125 23225
11 Muribahal 4328 25094 29422 175 29597
12 Patnagarh 4533 29653 34186 248 34434
13  Patnagarh NAC 442 2690 3132 41 3173
14 Puintala 2808 22365 25173 132 25305
15 Saintala 3385 23859 27244 149 27393
16  Titilagarh 4718 24739 29457 171 29628
17  Titilagarh MPL 461 4371 4832 61 4893
18  Turekela  3872 19124 22996 162 23158
19 Tusra NAC  390 1605 1995 0 1995
TOTAL 52813 338733 391546 2513 394059

Fair Price Shop

All PDS Fair Price Shops (Retailers) of the district have been registered online into Govt. Website www.foododisha.in as per new system introduced by the Government. All transactions on PDS are being updated regularly through Govt. website

The Block–wise/ ULB–wise no of PDS FPS functioning in this district below.
Sl. No. Name of Sub–Divison G.P. Level WSHG Pvt and others Co–op MFPS Total
1 Balangir 117 40 308 1 0 466
2 Patnagarh 66 15 241 0 0 323
3 Titilagarh 101 64 289 0 0 463
Total 284 119 847 1 0 1252

Block wise storage Depot (RRC–cum–DSCs)

Consequent upon abolition of Private Storage System and implementation of Departmental Storage System in PDS from 1st April,2012 in the district, there are 09 (nine) numbers of Rice Receiving Centres–cum–Departmental Storage centre(RRC–cum–DSCs) functioning in this district as follows:-

Block wise storage Depot (RRC–cum–DSCs)
Sl. No. Name of Block/ULB To be used as RRC/RRC–cum–DSC Tagged to RRC –cum–DSC (location and Owned by) Capacity in MT
1 Balangir Block RRC–cum–DSC       Madhiapali and CWC 10000
Agalpur Block
Loisingha Block
Balangir MPL
Puintala Block RRC–cum–DSC</td> Malmunda and OSWC Malmunda 5000
Gudvela Block
Tusra NAC
Deogaon Block
2 Titilagarh Block RRC–cum–DSC Charbhata and OSWC 10000
 Titilagarh MPL
 Muribahal Block
 Saintala Block
3  Bangomunda Block  RRC–cum–DSC Kantabanj and Private 1000
 Turekela Block
 Kantabanji NAC
4  Khaprakhol Block RRC–cum–DSC  Jogimunda and Private 2000
 Patnagarh Block
 Patnagarh NAC
 Belpada Block

Achievements

The scheme of supply of rice [at] Rs.1/– per kg to the targeted beneficiaries under TPDS is running successfully in the district since February 2013. At present, all beneficiaries under all schemes are getting the benefits in time. Apart from above, this district has achieved the paddy procurement targets fixed by the government during the Kharif Market Seasons.

Schemes

Government schemes running in the District
Scheme No. of beneficiaries Scale of entitlement per month/ per card Consumer price
AAY Rice 52813 35 Kg per Card Rs.1/– per Kg
PHH Rice 338733 5 Kg per Person Rs.1/– per Kg
Annapurna Rice 2513 10 Kg per Card Free of cost
SC/ST Rice 7764 14.961 Kg per Boarder Rs.1/– per Kg
SSEPD Rice 431 15 Kg per Boarder Rs 5.65/- per Kg
W& C. D Rice 220 8.50 kg per Boarder Rs 5.65/- per Kg
SME Rice 1300 15 kg per Boarder Rs.1/– pe Kg
K. Oil 1330200 0.640 in Lt. per Person 18.04 to 18.66

Grievance

Grievance date and telephone number of the authority – Public Grievance Day has been fixed to each working Monday for hearing and redressal of the grievances of the public in Collectorate. Balangir where all the sectional officer attend. The Collector goes through the grievenc of the public and takes immediate action for redressal of the same by the concerned authories.

News Items

Press meet

The information on all scheme viz. distribution of essential commodities under PDS & paddy procurement etc. are being published in the local dailies for the interest of the general public.

News Paper coverage of District related development activities

No forms & formats are available for public service. However, forms like application form for new conection to LPG (domestic) etc. are supplied to the applicants by the OSCSC Ltd., Balangir.

Address

At – Collectorate Campus
(Old Treasury Office)
PS – Town Police Station
PO/Dist – Balangir, PIN – 767 001
Tel.: 06652-234672
Email. : cso-bol[at]nic.in