Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. is a State Agency appointed by the State Government for distribution of rice under PDS along with other essential commodities and purchase of paddy on MSP. It is the responsibility of the Corporation to undertake transportation, storage and delivery of the stocks under PDS at the door steps of the Fair Price Shop Dealers.


The Corporation has been distributing various essential commodities under PDS to the BPL card-holders of Telangana state under various schemes. Details of commodities issued under PDS are as follows:

  • Rice :

    Rice is being supplied under PDS through various schemes like NFSA schemes and other welfare schemes.


    TSCSCL has been supplying rice under various NFSA schemes like Priority, Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), etc. As per instructions of State Govt, TSCSCL has been releasing rice under PDS @ 6 Kgs per head without any limit on number of members in a family. The total allocation per month is about 1.74 Lakh MTs per month. The short fall is being met from additional rice purchased by the State Government under State pool.


    Rice is being released to ICDS Projects of Women Development & Child Welfare Department @ Rs.4.00 per Kg under WBNP Scheme. The said schemes is being implemented in all the districts of Telangana.


    Mid day meals (MDM) Scheme is a scheme to provide meals to Primary and upper primary school children under Central Government Scheme and to IX & X Class children under state Government Scheme. Rice under MDM scheme is released free of cost to school education department by Civil Supplies Corporation.

    From 1st January’ 2015 onwards preferred varieties of Rice (Sanna Biyyam) is procured and released to the Schools under Mid Day Meals Scheme in the State as per instructions of Telangana state Govt.


    Rice is released to welfare hostels and other welfare institutions @ Re.1/- per Kg as per GOI instructions. Further the State Government has instructed to release preferred varieties of rice ( Sanna Biyyam ) from 1st January’ 2015 onwards to welfare hostels and other welfare institutions as well.


    The following are the prices at which rice is released to end consumers under various schemes:

    PDS Rice : Rs.1.00 per Kg.
    Social Welfare Hostels : Rs.1.00 per Kg.
    Antyodaya Anna Yojana : Rs.1.00 per Kg.
    Annapurna : Free of Cost.
    WBNP : Rs.4.00 per Kg.
    SABLA : Rs.4.00perKg.
    NPNSPE(MDM) : Free of Cost.
    NGO’s, Charitable Inst.. etc : Rs.9.00 per Kg.
    JAILS etc.. : Economic Cost.


    The Corporation has been distributing other essential commodities to the BPL card-holders of Telangana state viz: Wheat, Sugar, Redgram Dall (Fatka quality) & Free-flow Iodized Salt, at the following scale of distribution (Scale subject to change as per govt orders) mentioned below:

    S.No Name of the commodity Scale of Distribution
    1 Wheat 1 Kg
    2 Sugar 1 Kg

    Adequate stocks of essential commodities are being positioned at all the MLS Points, to meet the monthly requirement.

    WHEAT :

    GOI allotment under NFSA to the State for distribution under PDS is 3495.770 MTs per month under the scheme Tide-Over Wheat is distributed @ 1 kg in Municipalities & @ 2 kg in Municipal Corporations.


    Sugar is supplied only to the AAY cardholders @ 1 kg per card


There are two stages in transportation of PDS commodities for delivery of stocks to the door steps of the Fair Price Shop Dealers. Transportation from FCI godowns/buffer godowns to MLS Points is known as Stage-I transportation and transportation from MLS Points to Fair Price Shops is known as Stage-II transportation.

  • District-wise Stage – I Transport Contractors are appointed at Head Office through e-tenders on e-procurement platform for transportation of food grains from FCI godowns/buffer godowns to MLS Points.
  • Stage – II Transport Contractors are appointed at District Level through Tender Process by District tender committee with due approval of VC & Managing Director.
  • MDM Rice is being transported by stage II tr-contractors upto School points.

GPS Vehicle Tracking System has been introduced in TSCSCL to track the movement of vehicles transporting PDS commodities under stage-I & stage-II transportation system and Kerosene tankers (in two districts) by installing tracking devices in all the vehicles. A command control center has been established at CSC head office to monitor state wide activities. Specific personnel have been appointed by M/s Trans Global Geomatic to assist in monitoring the state wide tracking both at head office and at district level.

  • Supply Chain Management is being implemented under end to end computerization of TPDS operations by TSCSCL in MLS Points/Godown space hired by TSCSCL for buffer storage.
  • Separate login Id’s have been provided to all the stakeholders of PDS for active participation. (Commissioner, VC & MD, FCI at Central level and at District level all the District Managers , Tahsildars , MLS Point Incharges and Buffer godowns Incharges)
  • The real time stock position at each MLS points can be verified online at through specified logins.
  • As part of computerization SCM portal has been integrated with e-PDS portal for effective real time flow of information pertaining to PDS.
  • All RO-wise transactions (Release Order for issue of commodities from MLS Point to FP shops at mandal level) have been computerised by integration of Mee-Seva portal with e-PDS and SCM portal for real time flow of FP Shop payment details pertaining to lifting of commodities.

Loading and unloading of stocks are undertaken at MLSPoints through the CSC hamalies . The welfare of CSC hamalies is ensured by undertaking various welfare measures such as providing Group insurance coverage, two pairs of livery, sweet box on occasion of dassera, ex-gratia, etc. every year.