New Delhi, 16 March 2021: As per information available from Food Corporation of India, all 20 regional offices have been advised to implement ‘Vehicle Tracking System’ (VTS). So far, the VTS tender could be finalized only in following 5 regions, namely – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand.

Further, as part of an earlier scheme on ‘End-to-End Computerization of Public Distribution System (PDS) Operations’ almost all States/UTs have done the Computerization of Supply Chain Management operations for online monitoring of the receipts and issuance of foodgrains besides online generation of delivery orders, truck challans, gate passes, etc. including delivery of SMS alerts to FPS dealers and some beneficiaries.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri DanveRaosahebDadarao in Lok Sabha today.