Ericsson ICT solutions support food grain distribution in Odisha

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Ericsson India will support the WFP Trust for India on developing ICT solutions that will bring efficiencies across the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in Odisha.

The aim of this partnership is to improve efficiencies in food-based safety for 30 million beneficiaries of this project across 6200 Gram-Panchayats in Odisha.

TPDS scheme involves procurement, allocation, and transportation of food-grains as well as distribution amongst eligible beneficiaries.

“This association with the WFP is in line with the Government’s plan of having a robust ICT solution to manage the TPDS for achieving food security,” Amitabh Ray, head of Ericsson Global Services Center in India, said.

Ericsson said the solution will enable efficient logistics, better governance and support to stakeholders in the food value chain.

Ericsson, a leading telecom equipment maker, will also train officials at the state, district and block level as well as representatives from Gram panchayats, Social Audit and Vigilance committees on how to use the ICT solution and monitor the TPDS in the state.