The Chief Minister had authorized the aforementioned scheme on July 21st, and his authorities has since reportedly held on-line conferences with representatives of the three aforementioned corporations. Some different grocery-delivery startups have additionally reportedly been invited by the Delhi authorities to be a part of the discussions.
According to the report, the federal government is on the lookout for corporations that may deal with end-to-end logistics. “That meeting was just to brief us on what their requirements were. Their criteria was companies should be able to handle end-to-end logistics of the program as they are trying to modernize the PDS”, stated a senior government of a web-based grocer.
Under the scheme, the federal government will present backed staples, together with packaged rice, sugar and wheat flour to 17 lakh (1.7 million) households within the metropolis. As issues stand now, the PDS scheme operates by way of designated authorities outlets within the metropolis.
A variety of states have already tied-up with non-public corporations to modernize PDS. In 2015, the Kishore Biyani-led Future Group tied up with the Rajasthan authorities to handle the state’s PDS system. In 2018, the corporate additionally tied up with the Bengal authorities for the same scheme. The firm has since transformed many ration outlets within the state into mini malls, the place it sells non-PDS objects at discounted charges.