Pilferage-proof ration on the cards

Maharashtra to introduce biometric cards, computerize PDS
the Maharashtra government has decided to introduce biometric ration cards across the state to check corruption in the public distribution system (pds). Biometric cards will first be introduced in Mumbai and Pune in a year.
The government will soon sign a contract with Mumbai-based Spanco Telesystems for issuing over 22 million biometric ration cards and computerize the entire pds in Maharashtra, thus, making it transparent.