Annapoorna Bhandar Yojana

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje (Government of Rajasthan) launched the first of its kind initiative in the country called Annapurna Bhandar Yojana. This scheme launched in association with Rajasthan State Food & Civil Supplies Corporation and Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd. It is a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme for providing multi-brand products of daily consumption at fair price shops (FPS).

Under this public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, Public Distribution System would be modernized by providing better quality multi-brand consumer goods at competitive prices to the general public through fair price shops (FPS). The state government has aimed to strengthen efforts to make positive change and bettering the daily lives of the people of Rajasthan. Chief Minister addressing that Annapurna Bhandar stores act as malls for the villages of Rajasthan and it could become India’s biggest entrepreneurship drive with 5,000 FPS dealers turning into entrepreneurs with Annapurna Bhandar. This government inspired to start this scheme from a store at Tamatia village in Dungarpur district where ration shop, small bank, khaad-beej and grocery products were being made available at one place. In the first phase, 5,000 fair price shops(FPS) in which 1,000 each at Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur division while 500 each in rest of the divisions converted into Annapoorna Bhandars by March 2016. In the next three years, 25,000 fair price shops will be converted into Annapoorna Bhandars

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Benefits of Annapurna Bhandar Yojana:

  1. Benefits of multi-brand products of daily consumption at fair price shops (FPS)
  2. Under this scheme, more than 150 food products such as edible oils, pulses, pickles, sugar, biscuits, spices, cosmetics, soap, washing powder, shampoo, toothpaste, pens, notebook, bulb, match box, slippers, phenyl, toilet cleaners etc. would be available at fair price shops (FPS)
  3. Annapurna Bhandar acts as rural malls in Rajasthan state
  4. Benefits of 2% to 30% on actual MRP to the retailers under Annapurna Bhandar Yojna
  5. Benefits of quality products to the consumer at Annapurna Bhandar shops
  6. Over 150 branded items available at these shops
  7. Dealers in villages now get more profit by selling different products under Annapurna Bhandar Yojna.

 

Features of Annapurna Bhandar Yojana:

  1. Annapurna Bhandar Yojna is a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme for providing multi-brand products of daily consumption at fair price shops (FPS).
  2. Under this public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, Public Distribution System would be modernized by providing better quality multi-brand consumer goods at competitive prices to the general public through fair price shops( FPS).
  3. India’s biggest entrepreneurship drive with 5,000 FPS dealers turning into entrepreneurs with Annapurna Bhandar.
  4. Under this scheme, Annapoorna Bhandars will emerge as malls in rural areas of Rajasthan and in the first phase, the scheme would be operational through five thousand Fair Price Shops in the state
  5. In the future, this mini-bank, seeds and fertilisers, stores also will remain available.
  6. Annapoorna shops have more than 150 food items mainly edible oils, pulses, pickles, sugar, biscuits, spices, cosmetics, soap, washing powder, shampoo, toothpaste, pens, notebook, bulb, match box, slippers, phenyl, toilet cleaners etc.

Source: GOVINFO.ME

 

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