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||Scales of Supply per Family per Month||Retail Prices|
|Rice for PHH Families||9,270.780 MT per month||5Kgs per head||Rs. 3 per Kg|
|Rice for AAY Families||2,456.930 MT per month||35Kgs per household||Rs. 3 per Kg|
|Rice for Non-NFSA Families||1,134.901 MT per month||7 Kgs (Approximately) per household||Rs.10 - Rs.12 per Kg|
(East Khasi Hills and RiBhoi District only)
|2,385.87 MTS per month||1Kg - 5Kgs per household||Rs. 7-Rs.8 per Kg|
|Superior Kerosene Oil||1,620 Kls Per month||2litres - 3litres per household||Rs. 24- Rs. 29 per litre|
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.