Public Distribution System In Cuddalore


Every month on 3rd , the District Revenue Officer used to convene a meeting pertaining to the staff of Civil Supplies and Co-operative Officials and Sub-allotment of Essential Commodities is made Talukwise, that is to the Special Tahsildars (CS), Cuddalore and Chidambaram and Taluk Supply Officer Panruti, Kattumannarkoil, Vridhachalam and Tittagudi after deducting the closing balance.

The advance liftment of essential commodities for ensuing month is being commenced on 26th of every month and the liftment is completed before 10th of succeeding month 60% of the allotment is lifted during the period from 26th to the end of month and the remaining 40% is lifted and the liftment completed during the period of the first 10 days of the succeeding month.

As for Kerosene the supply is effected by the wholesalers from their depots. The Joint Registrar of Co-operative Society Cuddalore is directed to lift 60% of the allotment by 12th and the remaining 40% before 22nd of every month,

The Collector is conducting a weekly review meeting by 9.00 A.m. on every Monday in Collector’s camp Office. The District Revenue Officer, Senior Regional Manager, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, Cuddalore the Joint Registrar (Co-operative Societies) the Project Officer (DRDA) Cuddalore the District Supply Officer and the Deputy Registrar (PDS) and Civil Supplies (C.I.D) are attending to the meeting. The progress in liftment and the fair price shop inspections are critically reviewed by Collector besides reviewing the other functions of public distribution system.

The No.of fair price shops and the No.of Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation Godowns available in Cuddalore District are as detailed below:


1. Cuddalore taluk .. 192
2. Panruti taluk .. 181
3. Chidambaram taluk .. 229
4. Kattumannarkoil taluk .. 169
5. Vridhachalam taluk .. 202
6. Tittagudi taluk .. 140
Total Shops in the District ............1113

Full time shops ... 1112
Women self group shop ... 1
Total Shops .................................1113

No.of TNCSC Godowns in Cuddalore District

Location of TNCSC Godown Capacity in Mts Noon Meal centres attached.
1. Cuddalore 4,500 580
2. Panruti 3,900 386
3. Chidambaram & Manalur 5,400 636
4. Kattumannarkoil 3,000 375
5. Vridhachalam 6,200 597
6. Tittagudi 880 215
TOTAL 23,880 2,789

The monthly Advisory Committee meeting is being conducted by Collector during the Fag end of every month in which Members of the Consumer Forum. Civil Supplies Officials, Deputy Registrar (Co-operative Societies) and Senior Regional Manger, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, Cuddalore are attending to the above meeting. Similarly quarterly Consumer meeting is being conducted by Collector during every quarter in which Members of the District Consumer Forum, Officials comprising of all departments of Cuddalore District, Senior Regional Manager, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, Cuddalore and Joint Registrar, Co-operative Societies are attending in order to redress the General Grievances of the consumer.

To cap it all, a HELP LINE Register is opened in District Supply Officer’s Office to redress the Public Grievances, besides paying way for clean and effective administration