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Annual Administrative Report
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND CIVIL SUPPLIES
This Annual Administrative Report of the Department of Food and Civil Supplies,Government of Nagaland provides basic details of the Department and its achievements during the year 2011-12. It is hoped that this Report will be found useful by the Members of the Legislative Assembly and others concerned.
Commissioner & Secretary
Department of Food and Civil Supplies
Government of Nagaland.
Over the years, Public Distribution Sysytem (PDS) has become an important part of Government's Policy for management of food economy in the country. PDS is supplemental in nature and not intended to make available the entire requirement of any of the commodities distributed to the containmnet of rise in foodgrains prices and ensured access of food to the consumers.
PDS till 1992 was a general entitlement Scheme for all Consumers without any specific target. The PDS was later reviewed and replaced by the Revamped Public Distribution System (RPDS) with a view to strengthen and streamline the PDS as well as to improve its reach to the far flung inaccessible areas where substantial section of the poor live.
In June 1997, the Government of India launch the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) with focus on the poor. Under the TPDS States are required to formulate and implement foolproof arrangements for identification of the poor for delivery and distribution of foodgrains in a transparent and accountable manner through the FPS.
The Organisation is at three levels namely, (i) Secretariat level (ii) Directorate level and (iii) Districts levels. While the Secretariat is at Kohima, the Directorate is at Dimapur with Officers in all the eleven Districts. The total strength of the Department is 534 excluding the officers and staff at the Secretariat level.
IDENTIFICATION OF BENEFICIARIES
The Government of India earmarks the number of beneficiaries under each Scheme. The Actual identification under each scheme is done by the Concerned District Administration with the assistance of the Gaon Burahs, VDBs, Village Councils, Town Committees, Ward Members etc,. Ration cards are issued accordingly to the beneficiaries as per the Schemes.
Under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS) the BPL Households were determined on the beasis of population projections of the Registrar General of India for 1995 and the state-wise poverty estimates of the Plannining Commission for 1993-94. Accordingly guidelines were issued to the States to identify the really poor and vulberable section of the Society. The BPL Beneficiaries of the 11 Districts of the State of Nagaland under TPDS are as shown below:-
The Antyodaya Anna Yojana Scheme (AAY) came into force with effect from the 1st October, 2001 with a view to reduce hunger amongst the poorest of the poor segments of BPL families. Initially, 18,900 families were identified the Scheme which was raised to 47,500 households with effect from 1st January, 2006. The district-wise beneficiaries are as under:
The Ministry of Rural Development lauched the Annapurna Scheme for indigent Senior Citizens aged 65 Years and above who are not getting Pension under the National Old Age Pension (NOAPS). The Scheme envisages provision of 10kgs of Rice per month free of cost to the Identified Beneficiary. The district-wise beneficiaries under Annapurna Scheme are as under:
With a view to meet the reqirement of Welfare Institutions Viz. NGO's, Charitable Institutions etc. not covered under TPDS, foodgrains are allocated by the Ministry for distribution. During 2011-12, under the Welfare Instituions and Hostels Scheme Nagaland recieved 104MTs of Rice & 44.61MTs of Wheat per month for distribution to the Welfare Institutions and Hostels in the State which was successfully implemented.
SC/ST/OBC HOSTELS SCHEME
Under the SC/ST/OBC Hostels Scheme Nagaland recieved 188.075MTs of Rice & 188.075MTs of Wheat per month during 2011-12 for distribution to various SC/ST/OBC Hostels in the State. The Scheme was successfully implemented.
ABOVE POVERTY LINE (APL)
The Population / households not covered under BPL, AAY and ANNAPURNA Schemes are covered through Above Poverty Line (APL).
The Directorate has MIS(Management Information System) Section which deals with the matters relating to Computerization in the Department, e-governance, formulation of of New Projects/ Proposals if any and any other related works assigned by the HOD. Though the Section was started during the year 2003-04, it was offically set-up on the 23rd Sept'2010.
CENTRAL POOL ALLOCATION
Following is the monthly allocation of food grains to Nagaland from the Central Pool under various schemes during 2011-12
SCALE OF ISSUE
The quantity to be provided per beneficiary, is prescribed by the Government of India are as under:
PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION CENTRE (PDCs)
There are 73 Public Distribution Centre (PDCs) in Nagaland. The following is the district-wise distribution of Public Distribution Centres:
FAIR PRICE SHOPS (FPSs)
At present there are 260 Fair Price Shops (FPSs) functioning in the Urban Areas for distribution of foodgarins to the targeted Beneficiaries. All the Village Councils have been given the status of Fair Price Shop for distribution of foodgrains to the targeted Beneficiaries in the Rural Areas.
CENTRAL ISSUE PRICE AND CONSUMER-END RETAIL PRICES (CIP & CRP)
The Central Issue Prices (CIP) and Consumer-end Retail Prices (CRP) of Rice and Wheat in Nagaland are shown as under:
With the introduction of TPDS in June 1997, BPL Ricce and Wheat are proportionately issued to the beneficiaries. In view of Non-availablility of grinding facilities in the Districts to convert Wheat into Atta, the Government decided to supply Whole Meal Atta in place of Wheat. Accordingly, the Consumer-end Retail Price of Whole Meal Atta is fixed at Rs. 6.25 per Kg w.e.f. 1.1.2009.
The monthly allocation of levy sugar to Nagaland from the Central Pool through the FCI is 1179 MT per month exclusively on prepayment basis. The Government Policy is to lift the stock of levy sugar from the FCI by the Government appointed State Stockist(s) through the latter’s financial means. When the State Stockist(s) complete the lifting of levy sugar, sub-allocation is made to the districts, sub-divisions etc. On the basis of the "quota for lifting" issued by the District/Sub-Division Authorities, sub-allocated quantities earmarked for each District/Sub-Division are to be released by the Director (F&CS). The sub-stockist(s) concerned in the District/Sub-Division will lift the sub-allocated quantities from the State Stockist(s). When the stock reaches the destination, the Department officials in consultation with the District/Sub-division Administration Authorities further distribute to the consumers through FPS.
The Government generally receives allocation of five to seven rakes in a year. On delivery of Iodised Salt by the State Nominee, it is tested by the medical authority at Dimapur to ascertain the required quantity of iodine before distribution to the districts for sale to the consumers. From time to time, the Department along with the Department of Health goes on surprise checks to ensure that only iodized salt is made available in the market. However, the arrival of the Iodised Salt is very irregular. It has been observed that the consumers prefer well packaged Iodised Salt in the Open Market.
With the introduction of Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS) from 1st June 1997, the Government of Nagaland had decentralized the processes of procurement and transportation. All the districts have been authorized to collect their allocation from the FCI depots on pre-payment basis through their FPS/Nominees/Village Councils/VDBs etc.. In regard to transportation charges, a mechanism has been devised to transfer a portion of transportation cost to the consumers and release back to the transporters by way of reimbursement of transportation charges and the remaining portion of the transportation charges is reimbursed from FCI.
The Central Government’s policy is to have one Food Storage Depot (FSD) of the FCI in each district. However, only the following four FSDs are presently available in Nagaland :
The Department has completed construction of 50 MT capacity godowns at Sanis and Jalukie, construction of Double Unit buildings at Dimapur during 2011-12.
MARKET PRICE CONTROL
Market prices are fortnightly and regularly collected from each and every district and sub-divisional Headquarters. Wholesale prices of Essential Commodities are obtained from Chamber of Commerce, Dimapur for comparison of price trends in various locations in the State. Fortnightly wholesale and retail sale prices in the State are compiled and submitted to the Central Government for production of price bulletins.
The District administration has been given a major role for implementing the schemes under TDPS. Instructions and guidelines have been issued to the District Administration for the constitution of Vigilance Committees right from the Fair Price Shops and Village levels up to the District levels so as to oversee the implementation of the Schemes and to review at least once in a month as well as to redress public grievances.
OPEN MARKET SALE SCHEME (DOMESTIC) OMSS(D)
The Government of India Ministry of consumer Affair, Food & Public Distribution allocate Rice, Wheat under OMMS to all the State to augment the requirement of foodgrains under TPDS Scheme at Open Market Prices. However, due to higher Price of the commodities under the Scheme the lifting has been marginal.
VILLAGE GRAIN BANK SCHEME
The main objective of the Scheme is to provide safeguard against starvation during the natural calamity period and lean season when the marginalized households do not have sufficient resources to purchase rations. During 2011-12 the Govt. of India sanctioned 257 numbers of VGB in the State. The State Government has nominated MARCOFED to implement the Scheme.
COMPUTERIZATION OF TPDS IN THE STATE.
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution has initiated the proposal to improve the efficiency of tpds Delivery & Distribution System with the use of ICT tools and applying industrial standards supply Chain Management practices called Computerization of TPDS. The Department accordingly has initiated the proposal for digitization of BPL, AAY and ANNAPURNA Beneficiaries in the State.
With the assistance from the Information Technology & Communication Department a DPR has been prepared for Computerization of TPDS in the State by M/s Wipro Consultancy Services which will be submitted to the Ministry with a request for necessary funding of the Project.
The Department of Food & Civil Supplies is the Nodal Department for co-ordinating the availability and distribution of POL products in the State. The IOCL has a State Level Coordinator who liaisons with the State to ensure regular and uninterrupted supply of POL products in the State.
SUPERIOR KEROSENE OIL (SKO)
The Monthly allocation of Superior Oil (SKO) to the State is 1,425 Kilolitres. District-wise allocations are made by the Department which in turn is communicated to the District and Sub-Divisional Authorities for lifting and distribution to the consumers under the direct supervision and control of the District/Field Officers/Officials and District Administration Officers/ Field Officers/Officials and district Administration Officials.
To ensure that the distribution of SKO takes place on rational and equitable basis, a mechanism has been devised to jointly monitor arrival of allocated stocks/quantity by the Department’s officials and the officials of the local Administrative Officers. Under this mechanism, monthly reports and returns of the arrival and distribution of SKO are to be submitted for effective monitoring.
IFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (NETWORK EXPANSION OF PETROL PUMPS)
A total of 3 new Retail Outlets (Petrol Pumps) was commissioned viz one each at Zubza and Kohima on NH39 (Now NH2) by IOCL and one by HPCL at Visema on NH39(Now NH2).
One more Retail Outlet at Kohima on New Secretarait Road is being Commissioned by IOCL within 31st March 2012. Two Rural Retail Outlets (Kisan Seva Kendras-KSKs are also being Commissioned by IOCL at Chozuba and Longleng.
The IOCL has planned for setting up 10 Rural Retail Outlets (KSKs) at remote locations as per request of State Govt. Advertisement for land for Akuluto, Satakha, Shamator, Naginimora, Pfutsero, Shouba, Noklak and Aboi has been made. Advertisement for award of Dealership at theses 8 location as well at Noksen and Changtongya will be made once the land for 8 locations are finalized.
LPG NETWORK EXPANSION
Four New LPG Distributorships Commissioned at Kohima, Mon, Tuensang and Wokha. New Rural LPG Distributorships(RGLPGV) Letter of Intenet issued for 3 location (Tizit, Akuluto and Naginimora) and fresh aLPGent made for 8 locations (Chozuba, Chiphobozou, Zakhma, Dhansiripar, Chukitong, Noklak, Shamator, Angunato) in the State. New LPG Distributor for Non-Domestic (Commercial Cylinders) :- Interview conducted for 1 loction.
LPG BOTTLING CAPACITY:- The Unit Filling Machine in LPG Bottling Plant at Dimapur has been replaced by 12 Filling Point Electronic Carousel System. This has increased the monthly production of filled cylinder from 700MT to 1250 MT and eased availability of LPG in the State. A Co-ordination meeting between Govt. of Nagaland and Oil Industry was held at Dimapur on 26the August 2011 which was chaired by Secretary (FCS) and attended by Sr. Government Officails. The Oil Industry was represented by SLC Nagaland, Oil Company Officers and Dealers Association Members. Oil Gas Conservation Fortnigh was organised in the State of Nagaland along with rest of the country from 15th Jan to 31st Jan 2012, Shri. N.Konyak, Hon;ble Minister (education) inaugurated the OGCF 2012.
The following non-plan and plan allocations were made for the Department during the year 2011-12.
The Ultimate goal of the Department is to eradicate poverty and ensure better quality of life to all the citizens in the State by further improving the distribution system.