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Jharkhand State Government to Begin with Second Phase of Biometric Food Distribution

India: State Government, Jharkhand, take-off with the second phase for distributing food grains through biometric food distribution to avoid corrupt practices and pilferage of food. 

Ministry of food, public distribution and consumer affairs announced the facility in eight more district of Ranchi with the target to cover all 24 district by the mid November 2016.The decision has been implementation successfully though there were technical glitches in earlier phase due to poor connectivity, lack of training to PDS owners.

The system once put in proper manner, after rectifying small glitches, will enable PDS to avoid wastage and black marketing of PDS food items. The ministry is putting in extra efforts to ensure that PDS distribute food through biometric system only and give away with traditional mode of distributing.

TechSci Research depicts that the adaptation of biometric in PDS will pave a long way in implementing food schemes effectively among the rural population of the state and across country. Biometric in food distribution will enable government to remove hoarders and black marketers of food items leading to successful welfare schemes reaching to poor people.

According to report published by TechSci Research India Biometrics Market By Type By End Use Sector, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011-2021”, the country’s biometrics market is projected to grow at a CAGR over 31% during 2016 - 2021. In 2015, the country’s southern region held the largest share in India biometric market, owing to rising industrialization and presence of a large number of leading private sector companies in the region. Government, banking & finance, energy & power, and consumer electronics are the key end user segments where deployment of biometric systems is witnessing an increase, and this trend is expected to continue over the next five years. 

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