Question raised in Lok Sabha on PDS beneficiaries, 21/07/2015

Question raised in Lok Sabha on PDS beneficiaries, 21/07/2015 . Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in its Consumer expenditure survey collects data on domestic consumption of different food and non-food items. Quantity consumed from PDS and/or other sources is separately collected for rice, wheat, sugar and kerosene. Information on ‘Per capita consumption and percentage of households reporting consumption from PDS of rice, wheat/atta, sugar and kerosene’ during NSS 61st round (July 2004-June 2005), NSS 66th round (July 2009-June 2010) and NSS 68th round (July 2011-June 2012) for both rural and urban sector at all-India level is given in Annex-I.