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TopicPDS (Public Distribution System)
SubjectGovernment schemes
TypeOne liner and descriptive

PDS answer key

1.a6.d
2.c7.a
3.d8.b
4.c9.a
5.b10.c
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11.a16.b
12.b17.b
13.a18.d
14.d19.a
15.c20.b
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21.c22.c23.a24.b25.a
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PDS one liner and descriptive

Explanation 01-10: Introduction to PDS, RPDS, TPDS

01: According to the National Food Security Portal, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, PDS or public distribution system is a management of scarcity of foodgrains at affordable price.

02: According to the National Food Security Portal, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, it is supplemental in nature. It is not intended to make available the entire requirement of any of the commodities which are being distributed under it to a household or a section of the society.

03: PDS is operated by the joint responsibility of the Central and the State/UT Governments.

04: The Central Government has assigned Corporation of India (FCI) for procurement, storage, transportation and bulk allocation of food grains to the State Governments.

05: FPSs stands for Fair Price Shops.

06: The following commodities are allocated under the PDS:

  • Wheat.
  • Rice.
  • Sugar.
  • Kerosene.

07: RPDS stands for Revamped Public Distribution System.

08: RPDS was launched in June, 1992.

09: RPDS areas (hill and remote areas) were issued to the States at 50 paise below the Central Issue Price.

10: Full form of TDPS is Targeted Public Distribution System.

Explanation 11-20: TPDS, ration card, AAY, FCI

11: TDPS was launched in June, 1997.

12: State government issues ration card in India.

13: PHH ration cards are issued to households that meet the eligibility criteria defined by the state government. Each priority household is eligible to get 5 kg of food grain per member per month.

14: AAY or Antyodaya Anna Yojana  ration cards are issued to poorest of poor households in India. Each eligible household gets 35 kg of food grain per month.

15: “One Nation, One Ration Card” was introduced in India in 2018.

16: 3 expansions have been done in AAY so far.

17: Full form of FCI is Food Corporation of India.

18: FCI or Food Corporation of India was founded in 14 January 1965.

19: The initial headquarter of FCI is New Delhi, India.

20: As of 2022, Atish Chandra is chairman and MD of FCI as of 2022.

Explanation 21-25: Miscellaneous

21: AAY

It is only for the poorest of the poor.
Under this scheme, 1 kg of rice is given every month.

22: Annapurna Yojana

It is applicable in Chhattisgarh since 2001.
On having a special ration card, an additional 25 kg rice is available.

23: Rice is being supplied in Dalbhat centres under the supply of food grains to welfare institutions.

24: The rank of India is 2nd just after China in food grain stock.

25: M-Ration Mitra is a mobile application which belongs to Madhya Pradesh.

MCQ On PDS: Public Distribution System


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