PDS accounts for over 400 million poor and hungry people. Numerous malpractices make safe and nutritious food inaccessible and unaffordable to the people, below the poverty line. Thus the government came up with the initiative to transform the current supply and distribution into a technology driven system.
Swathy’s role was to provide personalized smart cards to the beneficiaries by capturing biometric, demographic and other personal details. Biometric identification will identify the duplicate ration cards/non-existing cards and block them as bogus which in turn will reduce the malpractice and reduce the burden on government PDS Budget.