Rajasthan Annapurna Bhandar Yojana: Modernizing Public Distribution System

Rajasthan Annapurna Bhandar Yojana: Modernizing Public Distribution System

Rajasthan’s chief minister Vasundhara Raje launched ‘Annapurna Bhandar Yojna’ for providing multi-brand products of daily consumption at a reasonable price in the state.

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  • Under the project, 25,000 rational price shops in the state will be converted into Annapurna Bhandar so that people can get multi-brand consumer goods at reasonable prices
  • The initiative taken in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode will modernize the PDS or Public Distribution System and will provide better quality consumer goods, adding more than 160 goods would be available at reasonable prices.
  • For this, Rajasthan State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation and Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd signed an agreement with the Chief Minister Office.
  • “With this agreement, a new era of PPP model started in the history of India’s Public Distribution System”, a release quoting Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said.
  • Annapurna Bhandar Yojna would strengthen government’s effort in bringing about a positive change and improving the daily lives of the people of Rajasthan, she said.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje initiated the first of its kind scheme in the country called Annapurna Bhandar Yojana. This scheme launched in association with Rajasthan State Food & Civil Supplies Corporation and Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd. It is a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme for providing multi-brand products of daily consumption at fair price shops (FPS).

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Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that the initiative will also benefit unemployed youths. Speaking about Raje’s recent visit to New Delhi, Rathore said, the Chief Minister was trying to get maximum assistance from the Centre for the development of Rajasthan

 About the initiative:

  • Under this public-private partnership (PPP) scheme; Public Distribution System would be modernized by providing better quality multi-brand consumer goods at competitive prices to the general public through fair price shops (FPS).
  • The state government has aimed to strengthen efforts to make positive change and bettering the daily lives of the people of Rajasthan.
  • Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje said that Annapurna Bhandar stores act as malls for the villages of Rajasthan
  • It can become India’s biggest entrepreneurship drive with 5,000 FPS dealers turning into entrepreneurs with Annapurna Bhandar.
  • The government started this scheme from a store at Tamatia village in Dungarpur district where ration shop, small bank, khaad-beej and grocery products were being made available at one place.
  • In the first phase, 5,000 fair price shops(FPS) in which 1,000 each at Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur division while 500 each in rest of the divisions converted into Annapurna Bhandars by March 2016. In the next three years, 25,000 fair price shops will be converted into Annapurna Bhandars.

You can also call on the given number and have knowledge about the scheme. Toll-Free no- 1800-180-6127sikar.rajasthan.gov.in

Benefits of the Scheme:

  • Benefits of multi-brand products of daily consumption at fair price shops (FPS)
  • Under this scheme, more than 150 food products such as edible oils, pulses, pickles, sugar, biscuits, spices, cosmetics, soap, washing powder, shampoo, toothpaste, pens, notebook, bulb, match box, slippers, phenyl, toilet cleaners etc. would be available at fair price shops (FPS)
  • Annapurna Bhandar are like malls in rural Rajasthan state
  • Benefits of 2% to 30% on actual MRP to the retailers under Annapurna Bhandar Yojna
  • Benefits of quality products to the consumer at Annapurna Bhandar shops
  • Over 150 branded items available at these shops
  • Dealers in villages now get more profit by selling different products under Annapurna Bhandar Yojnasikar.rajasthan.gov.in

Features of the Scheme:

  • Annapurna Bhandar Yojna is a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme for providing multi-brand products of daily consumption at fair price shops (FPS)
  • Under this public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, Public Distribution System would be modernized by providing better quality multi-brand consumer goods at competitive prices to the general public through fair price shops( FPS)
  • India’s biggest entrepreneurship drive with 5,000 FPS dealers turning into entrepreneurs with Annapurna Bhandar
  • Under this scheme, Annapurna Bhandars will emerge as malls in rural areas of Rajasthan and in the first phase, the scheme would be operational through five thousand Fair Price Shops in the state
  • In the future, these mini-banks, seeds, and fertilizers, stores also will remain available.
  • Annapurna shops have more than 150 food items mainly edible oils, pulses, pickles, sugar, biscuits, spices, cosmetics, soap, washing powder, shampoo, toothpaste, pens, notebook, bulb, match box, slippers, phenyl, toilet cleaners etc.

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