National Conference on PDS Reforms was held on 4th -5th December, 2017 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
Department of Food and Public Distribution has placed a lot of emphasis on improving the functioning of Public Distribution System through automation of Fair Price Shops, computerization of Supply Chain Management and enforcement of provisions of National Food Security Act. The conference was attended by the representatives from 20 States along with those from NIC, WFP and GIZ.
The participating States shared their experiences and initiatives in these areas, visited the Fair Price shops, Godowns and Call Centre. To set up Village Malls in the FP Shops, the State Government of AP has tied up with Reliance Group for ten districts and with Future Group for other three districts.