Madhya Pradesh Cooperative and Public Health Minister Gaurishankar Bisen distributed Kisan Credit Cards and Fisherman Cards to beneficiaries in a function in the BJP office in Indore.
Informing that bio-metric cards are currently being used as a pilot project in districts of Hards and Burhanpur, the minister said they would be implemented in the entire
state as their use proved to be fool-proof.
Mr Bisen said efforts would be undertaken to bring transparency and accountability in the public distribution system (PDS) in the state.
The bio-metric cards or coupons would be used in the entire state with the online computer system to be implemented in the PDS, Bisen told reporters at BJP office in Indore.
The divisional commissioners and district collectors would be empowered to tackle the PDS network and ensure proper delivery of food grains and other consumables, he said, adding the state government would ensure corruption-free PDS for beneficiaries, specially BPL families.
Bisen said bottlenecks in distribution system would be cleared and the hoarders, middle-men and land mafia would be dealt sternly in the cooperative sector.
The state government has decided to waive off the penalty interest on farmers who might delay payment of monthly installments on the crop loans, he said.