New Delhi: To ensure transparency in the public distribution system (PDS), the union government on Wednesday launched a web portal that provides all information about the ration system through a single platform.

The National Transparency Portal for Public Distribution System was launched by the ministry of consumer affairs. It can be accessed at"The portal has been developed with the objective of providing all PDS related information through a single platform in the public domain," said an official.

The portal contains information relating to Fair Price Shops (FPSs) and ration cards attached to the FPSes."Information on FCI and state storage godowns with capacity utilisation and data on central pool stocks is also published on the portal," he said.

The portal will further host information like the monthly allocation orders, state-specific commodity sale prices for public view. All states have been requested to maintain and update the data on the portal through use of PDS application software.


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