Orissa launches biometric ration cards

Published on 18 August 2010

In a bid to bring transparency in the public distribution system (PDS), biometric ration cards were launched in Orissa Wednesday, an official said. (..) Designed jointly by the state government and the World Food Programme (WFP), the hi-tech biometric registration system aims to ensure that subsidised food goes only to those entitled to it. 'We are very proud of our partnership with the Orissa government in our effort to enhance the efficiency of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS),' WFP India Representative Mihoko Tamamura said.

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