Chandigarh, Sep 8: The Haryana government has cancelled licences of 128 Public Distribution System (PDS) dealers for committing various irregularities in the distribution of essential commodities to the ration card holders during the period between April and July. The government also forfeited security deposits of 506 dealers besides registering cases with the police against 13 depot holders, Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said on Monday, Sep 8.
As many as 9570 fair price shops were functioning in the state to supply essential commodities to the poor families at subsidised rates, he said.
Of the total fair price shops, 6896 shops were located in rural areas and 2674 shops in urban areas. As many as 77 fair price shops were located near industrial units for the benefit of the families of the industrial workers, he added.
He said that new Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) had also been implemented in the state.