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India: Food Distribution Goes High-Tech!

Queuing Confidently With Smart Cards
Verifying Details
How To Use A Public Distribution System Smart Card
Smart Card Machine
Accuracy Measures
Receiving Full Ration Sizes
Tribal Women Benefit From The Improved Public Distribution System (PDS)

With the introduction of biometric technology, WFP has converted a complex Public Distribution System in Rayagada district in the state of Odisha, into one that is accurate and transparent. The poor tribal beneficiaries in this region, who, in the past were turned away without food or given reduced quantities, are now receiving their full food entitlements under the government's Food Safety Net Programme.