The Orissa State Civil Supplies
Corporation Ltd. is the authorized State
Government agency to implement various
schemes under the Public Distribution
1. Targetted Public
Distribution System (TPDS) has
been implemented in the State from the
year 1997. Foodgrains are distributed to
poor families (below poverty line) under
the TPDS. Govt. of India releases
foodgrains at subsidized price to State
Govt. through the Food Corporation of
India for distribution under the
Targeted Public Distribution System.
Under the TPDS 38.83 lakh BPL (Below
Poverty Line) families are being
supplied rice at subsidized rates in the
State. In 143 identified blocks covered
under Integrated Tribal Development
Programme / Drought Prone Area Programme.
BPL families are entitled to 25 kg of
rice per month out of which 16 kg is
give at specially subsidized rate of Rs.
4.75/kg and 9 kg at the rate of Rs.
6.30/kg, BPL families in other rural
areas and all the Urban areas are
entitled to 25 kg rice at the subsidized
rate of Rs. 6.30 per k.g.
In KBK areas comprising 8 Revenue
Districts of undivided Koraput, Bolangir
and Kalahandi districts with high
incidence of poverty, families not
identified as below poverty line area
also entitled to 25 kg of rice / family
/ month at the subsidized price of Rs.
6.30 / kg. 5.78 lakh families have been
covered under this scheme.
2. Antyodaya Anna Yojana : Under
this scheme 12,60,895 poorest of the
poor families are provided 35 kg. of
rice at highly subsidized price of Rs.
3/- per kg per family per month.
3. Annapurna Scheme :
Under this scheme, 10 kg of rice per
beneficiary per month is being provided
free of cost to 64,800 senior citizens
who, though eligible, have remained
uncovered under the National Old Age
pension scheme / State Old Age pension
scheme. This scheme has provided food
security to destitute old age citizens.
4. APL Wheat : The
Govt. have allotted APL Wheat @ 15 kg
per card to the APL families of the
Levy Sugar : The Govt.
have allotted levy sugar @ 2 kg per card
to the BPL & AAY families of the