Government of Maharashtra
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Time "Public Distribution Tollfree Helpline No.1800-22-4950 and 1967 (for BSNL and MTNL customers only) and One Nation-One Ration Card Helpline No. 14445 ."
Availability Of Food Grains
Food grain Position Under Public Distribution System in the State
     The Ration card holders in the state are supplied foodgrains under Public Distribution System. The State of Maharashtra is a deficit State in foodgrain production. The food grain requirement is met by procuring foodgrains from local foodgrain producers, importing foodgrains from other States and by procuring foodgrains from Central Government under Public Distribution System.

      All the beneficiaries do not purchase their sanctioned quota at once. Further, the cardholders do not purchase full allocated quota every time. Whenever the open market prices of the foodgrains are higher than the prices under the Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS), the requirement of foodgrains under TPDS increases
Summary of the Monthly Allocations sanctioned by GoI under TPDS during 2011-12
                                                                                                                              (Fig.in M.T)

Type of Allocation

 

Food grains

 

AAY and BPL

(Yellow Ration Cardholders)

APL (Saffron Ration Cardholders)

Total Under TPDS

(5+6)

AAY

BPL

Total
(3+4)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

Regular

 

Rice

42,515

68,673

111,188

18,430