of the Services by the department to the common man
Issue of Rationed Articles
family ration card is issued on the basis of house to house
enumeration of the details of families. One Unit per day
is allowed to a non-adult and two Units per day is allowed
for an adult. At present one unit is defined as 1 Kg. There
are mainly two types of cards available. APL(Above Poverty
Line) Cards for the families of above Poverty Line and
BPL(Below Poverty Line) Cards for those families belonging
to Below Poverty Line. Other cards coming under the BPL
category were the AAY(Anthyodaya Anna Yojana Scheme) Cards
for the poorest families among the BPL families and ANP(Annapurna
Scheme) meant for the senior citizens above the age of 65
in BPL families.
Ration Cards are issued to those who stay temporarily in
any part of the state.
for Rice, Wheat & Kerosene
types of Permits for rice, wheat & Kerosene were issued
to those who needed and also to institutions like Hostels,
Orphanages, Jails, Industrial Canteens, etc
of Rice & Wheat
the Rationing System every month the Government of India
allocate Rice, Wheat, Sugar and Kerosene to the State Government.
The Rice and Wheat so allocated by the Government of India
are stored in the various godowns in the state by the Food
Corporation of India in the state. The Food Corporation
of India is having their 22 Sub depots in 13 Districts and
they distribute Rice and Wheat directly to the Wholesale
Distributors who will supply the stock lifted to retail
depot in accordance with the authority list issued by the
Taluk/City Rationing Officers. (The details of the FCI depots/AWDs/ARDs
functioning in the state are furnished in the Snap Shot
enclosed). The Authorised Wholesale Distributors are appointed
by the District Collectors while the Retail Distributors
are appointed by the District Supply officers. The Authorised
Retail Distributors distribute to the cardholders the rationed
articles on production of the ration cards issued by the
Taluk Supply officers/City Rationing Officers at the scale
and price fixed by the Government from time to time. The
number of ration cards and permits issued and the Units
covered in each district as on 9/2001 is shown in Snap Shot.
The Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation is functioning
separately under a Managing Director and Board of Directors.
of Levy Sugar
Levy Sugar allotted by the Government of India is lifted
by the Civil Supplies Corporation and made available for
distribution to the ARDs at their Taluk levels Depots. The
ARDs lift the levy sugar from the Taluk Depot of the Corporation
and distribute it to the card holders.
the revised decision of the Government of India the monthly
allotment of Sugar was 11814.4 MTs. Recently the Government
of India had decided to limit the issue of PDS Sugar to
BPL families and the allotment limited to 4110.4 MTs.
whole operation of distribution of kerosene is governed
by the ‘Kerala Kerosene Control Order, 1968,” promulgated
by the State Government under the Essential Commodities
Act, 1955. As per this order, sufficient number of kerosene
Wholesale Dealers (KWDs) for a Taluk are appointed by the
District Collector concerned and these KWDs lift the stock
of kerosene allotted to them every month by the Departmental
Officers from the respective Oil Companies, I.O.C., B.P.C.,
and H.P.C., and make it available for distribution to the
ARDs who in turn lift the stock allotted to them and distribute
it to card holders. From 1993 parallel marketing system
in kerosene is allowed in the State. Thus Rice, Wheat, Levy
Sugar and Kerosene are the rationed articles supplied through
the ration shops to the card holders in the state under
the Public Distribution System.
monthly allotment of Kerosene up to the month of March 2001
was 33174 K.L. per month. The allotment is not in conformity
with the state requirement. Government of India reduced
the existing quota to 28859 K.L. Now we are issuing 2 Lr.
per month for Electrified houses and 5 Lr per month for
non-electrified houses for lighting purposes. Apart from
this, permits for cooking have been given to 14,17,144 households
at the rate of 6 Ltrs per month. Kerosene licences for fishing
purposes are also being issued to fishermen. The present
consumer price of Kerosene is Rs. 9.50 per Ltr.
has also been arranged to be distributed through ration
shops from 1980-81 onwards and continued till 1990 and now
palmolein oil is not delivered through public distribution
of PDS Atta
prepared and packed by the Civil Supplies Corporation is
now available through the ARDs at the rate of Rs. 10.95
of Other Items
of other commodities were also done through selected ARDs
in all districts with the help of Civil Supplies Corporation.
A detailed list showing the rate of distribution of PDS
items W.E.F. 1-7-2002 to various cardholders is given below