Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday announced an action plan of Rs 51 crore for computerisation of the public distribution system to ensure adequate supply of foodgrains and kerosene to beneficiaries.

Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, while addressing a meeting here, said that initially an amount of Rs 10 crore would be released for computerisation of the PDS, an official release said here.

Kumar directed the officials to first prepare the data base of all the 30 lakh families living in the state and later strengthen the distribution system.

He said ration cards should be prepared in the form of smart cards to keep a check on the fake ones. In this regard, he asked the officials to start work on the project immediately and complete it on a priority basis.