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Government of Meghalaya
Food Civil Suplies and Consumer Affairs Department

Targetted Public Distribution System (T.P.D.S.)

From June, 1997, the Targetted Public Distribution System (T.P.D.S.) with emphasis on the families in the Below Poverty Level category has been implemented in the State. Rice at highly subsidized rates of Rs. 6.65 P per Kg and scales of 35 Kgs per month are supplied to BPL families. Secondly, with effect from November, 2001 and in pursuance to instructions of the Govt. of India, the Poorest Families from amongst the BPL Families have been brought under the new Scheme called Antyodaya Anna Yojna. Under this Scheme, Rice is supplied to each poorest family at the scale of 35 Kgs per month and the price of Rs. 3.00 P per Kg. Besides Rice, other Commodities like Wheat-Products, S.K. Oil and Levy Sugar are issued to the Consumers through the Government appointed Fair Price Shops. The details are given below :-

Commodity Allocation from Government of India Number of Beneficiaries Scales of Supply per Family per Month Retail Prices
A.P.L. Rice
for A.P.L. Families
4,438 M.T. per month 2,66,078
16.150 Kgs Rs. 9:30 P to Rs. 11:00 P per Kg
B.P.L. Rice
for B.P.L. Families
3,948 M.T. per month 1,12,800
35 Kgs. Rs. 6:65 P per Kg
A.A.Y. Rice
for Poorest Families
2,457 M.T. per month 70,200
35 Kgs. Rs. 3:00 P per Kg
(Wholemeal Atta)
1,430 M.T. per month 4,49,078
1 to 5 Kgs. Rs. 7:40 P - Rs. 7:80 P per Kg
Levy Sugar 1,704 M.T. per month 24.34 Lakhs
697 Grams per head to all Consumers
[ A.P.L. + B.P.L. + A.A.Y. ]
 Rs. 13:50 P - Rs. 14:00 P per Kg
Superior Kerosene Oil 2,164 Kls Per month Urban – 1,44,737 Families 9 Litres for
Urban Family and
4 Litres for
Rural Family
Rs. 16:15 P to -
Rs. 19:00 P per Litre
Rural – 3,04,341 Families

The Deputy Commissioners / Sub - Divisional Officers are Nodal Authorities for implementation of T.P.D.S. in the Districts / Sub - Divisions. The Essential Commodities are issued to the Consumers through the Fair Price Shops appointed by the Deputy Commissioners / Sub - Divisional Officers on the recommendation of Local / Village Durbars.

The T.P.D.S. Commodities are lifted from the Food Corporation of India godowns by the Government Nominees more commonly known as the Wholesalers (280 Numbers) and then are lifted by the Fair Price Shop Dealers for actual distribution to the Consumers through 4,338 numbers (June, 2013) of Fair Price Shops spread all over the State.