has been transparency in the system of distribution of ration cards and it is punctured with several other lacuna of the system such as corruption. Moreover, even the ration card owners show arrogance and irregularity. Hence the various issues of concern related to PDS are
Transparency in Food Grain Distribution.
GR Activation of migrant workers. Distribution of Temporary Cards.
Mid-Day Meal Schemes
ICDS - ICDS should provide and work with the Migrant pregnant women and
their children on nakas.
NMBS for Women.
Disha Foundation and LVSS has worked in Nashik towards strengthening PDS System by following things –
Sensitization of PDS officials on various GRs on food security ( specially migrants, homeless etc)
Mobilization of community
Relaxation in documents, and changes in procedures of getting new ration cards.
Camp approach for BPL ration cards in slums.
Activation of migrants GR for temporary ration cards
Actual allocation of ration cards:
Rag pickers 550
Migrants 50 (temporary cards)
Intrastate migrants from Andhra Pradesh:185 ( permanent)
CSWs : 56
Report: Two-day state level workshop on ‘Right to Food’
17 – 18 September 2005, Nagpur.