TNPDS Smart Ration Card

A ration card is a really essential tool for the poor masses of the country to get some essential food grains for themselves. The essentiality of it grows manifold in times of a crisis as one we see around us right now. 

Bearing in mind the troubles the poor masses of the country have to go through, the Tamil Nadu government has now started a system where Ration cardholders will get free ration from PDS shops. Essential goods that were provided at a subsidized rate would now be provided for free. These goods include pulses like dal, cooking oil, and sugar. 

If you are a new applicant and need to check the status of your Smart Ration Card, here is the link you need: https://www.tnpds.gov.in/

Objective of the TNPDS smart Ration Card

These are the objectives of the inaugural efforts of the smart ration card in the state of Tamil Nadu. 

  • to prevent the fraudulent practices around the application and reception of ration cards in the state
  • online distribution of ration cards would be a faster process, reaching more families in a shorter span of time, especially during a crisis where time is of the essence
  • The online application of ration cards would reinstate the authenticity of pre-existing cardholders, thereby weeding out illegal applicants. 

In conclusion

In order to reach out to more people during the pandemic, the state of Tamil Nadu has resorted to a really progressive move with the smart Ration card, which holds the potential to reach out to a larger mass in half the time. 

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The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.