Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on 17 March 2016 launched the Online Depot System in New Delhi to automate all the operations of Food Corporation of India (FCI) depots.
The key objective of the Depot Online System is to align with Digital India vision for transformation of food distribution supply chain in India.
The system, which efficiently captures data online on a real time basis, will bring total transparency in the working of FCI. Besides, it will also help in better monitoring and supervision to reduce leakages and losses.
Key highlights of Depot Online System
• The online depot system will eliminate usage of manual registers.
• The cost of the project is estimated to be 63 crore rupees.
• The Depot Online System will be rolled out in all 554 FCI-owned godowns by July 2016.
• It will also be implemented in godowns owned by state-run Central Warehousing Corporation and State Warehousing Corporations as well as hired ones by March 2017.
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Where: New Delhi
When: 17 March 2016