Public Distribution System is functioning according to the National Food Security Act, 2013 and the Tamilnadu Food Security Rules, 2017. The Aim of this rule is to Supply Essential Commodities like Rice, Sugar, Wheat, Kerosene, Dhall and edible oil to the Family Card Holders through Fair Price Shops.
Under Public Distribution System the required Essential Commodities are distributed to the Family Card (Smart Card) Holders through Fair Price Shops in a fair manner without any lapses.
In this District, the required PDS Essential Commodities to the 1185 Fair Price Shops are allotted directly by the Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department, Chennai, through G2G Online and are also uploaded in the Point of Sale (POS) Devices of all Fair price shops. Lead Co-operative Societies are lifting the commodities from the Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation Taluk Godowns and deliver the same to the Fair Price Shops as per the allotment.