Co-Operative Department

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Public Distribution System

Head of the Office: Deputy Registrar, Public Distribution System

There are 995 Fair Price shops in Tiruvallur District, out of which 965 shops are run by co-Operative Department, 7 shops by TNCSC and 9 shops Fisherman Society respectively, besides 1 shop by Ashok Leyland, 13 shops run by women self helping Group. There are 4,97,188 Family cards in Tiruvallur District and the requirements  for the supply of Rice is 8302 tonnes, Sugar 916 tonnes, Kerosene 1224 litres, OAP Rice 143 tonnes, AAy 1932 tonnes, and Annapoorna Rice 18 tonnes.


No. of the Co-Operative Banks and Societies in Tiruvallur District


Primary Land Development Bank  10 Weavers Co-Operative Societies 73
District Central Co-Operative Bank 19 Industrial Co-Operative Societies 13
Urban Banks 1 Khadi and Village Industries Societies 34
Primary Agricultural Credit Societies 134 Primary Co-Operative Societies 19
Housing Co-Operative Societies 25 Co-Operative Sugar Mills 2
Employees Co-Operative Societies 81 Co-Operative Marketing Societies 5
Lift Irrigation Societies 1 Other Co-Operative Societies 142

Brief Description about the Department

Distribution of essential commodities through fair price shops and Inspection of fair price shops.

Public Services provided by the Office / Department

  1. Distribution of essential commodities through Fair Price Shops
  2. Arranged Lift meat of essential commodities from the TNCSC Godowns by the lead societies
  3. Watching of Allotment Liftment and Distribution of essential commodities in retail outlet
  4. Opening of full time / Part-time Ration shops
  5. Monitoring Function of Co-operative Kerosene bunks

Annapoorna Scheme

This scheme aims at providing Food Security to meet the requirement of Senior citizens, who are eligible for the National Old Age Pension scheme. They are entitled for 10 Kg of Food grains per month at free of cost. The government have sanctioned a sum of Rs.20,57,508/- towards this scheme.

Anthayodhaya Anna Yojana

The Government of India launched a scheme called "Anthyodhaya Anna Yojana". The object of the scheme is to ensure Food Security to the poorest of the poor among below poverty Line in rural and Urban Areas. The beneficiaries are selected through Village Panchayat.

Review Meetings on PDS

As per the instructions of the Special Commissioner and Civil supplies weekly review is conducted by the Collector every Monday to monitor the public Distribution system along with the officials to the outlets and liftment are monitored. To review the performance of  the Taluk Level Officers under PDS, monthly Co-ordination meeting is conducted during the last week of every month by the Collector.