Foreign delegation studies civil supplies functioning

Hyderabad: A 33-member delegation from 18 countries visited Civil Supplies Bhavan to study on work style of Civil Supplies Department.

The visitors enquired about the successful implementation of policies by the department for providing food security to poor, payments to farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP).

They also enquired how and to what extent these policies can be implemented in their countries.

Ministry of External Affairs sponsored 'Leadership Development for Enhanced Public Services Delivery' program, which welcomes future leadership positions.

Under the programme, 33 members from Libya, Tajikistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Bhutan, Mongolia, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Cambodia, Nigeria, Fiji, Egypt, Armenia, Botswana, St. Lucia, El-Salvador countries visited Civil Supplies Bhavan on Wednesday and held a meeting with Commissioner for Civil Supplies Department Akun Sabharwal.

Foreign delegates visited Command Control Centre and checked the performance of CC Cameras in Godowns, GPS enables ration goods transport vehicles, ePoS, IRIS machine, Portability and T-Ration App. They also visited Fair Price Shop situated in Panjagutta to see the ration transactions.

They appreciated Civil Supplies Department on the implementation of new technology and success achieved.

They also praised on the steps taken by department for giving better service to people in paddy procurement and public distribution system.

Commissioner Akun Sabharwal said that Telangana is the youngest state in India.

Last year it purchased 76.24 lakh metric tonness of paddy from 14.69 lakh farmers at the MSP of Rs 1,770 per quintal and paid Rs 12,800 crore to farmers.

Paddy procurement is done by women self-help groups and all the transactions are made totally paper free with the help of tabs.

Every eligible beneficiary is given 6 kgs of rice at Rs 1 per kilo. State-wide there are a total of 2.8 crores beneficiaries and every month 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice are been distributed by Civil Supplies Department.

He said department has implemented new technology methods like ePOS, IRIS, CC cameras, Portability, GPS, Whats App and succeeded in gaining good results by giving better services to people.

On March 22, another foreign delegates group will be visiting the Civil Supplies Department.

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