Government to rename Fair Price Shops as ‘Seva Sindhu Centres’

Government to rename Fair Price Shops as ‘Seva Sindhu Centres’

February 11, 2018

Mysuru:  Stating that the Government was prepared to rename Fair Price Shops (FPS) as ‘Seva Sindhu Centres’ for facilitating easy delivery of various services initiated by the Government, Food and Civil Supplies Minister U.T. Khader has said that the Government was willing to set up common service centres for the purpose.

Speaking to press persons at Jaladarashini Guest House here yesterday, Khader said that all the FPS will be allowed to offer over 20 services including PAN cards, electricity, water bill payments etc., thus enabling  the FPS owners to get additional income.

Referring to BPL cards, the Minister said that the rules are being simplified for applicants.

Pointing out that over 88,000 had applied for fresh BPL cards in Mysuru district, Khader said that over 70,000 cards have been distributed to genuine applicants while the rest of the applications were under verification.

Vigilance Committee: It has been proposed to form a 4-member Vigilance Committee in Gram Panchayat level to maintain transparency in distribution of ration cards (including APL and BPL) which will hear grievances on 7th of every month, he added.

No restriction: Under biometric  and online facility, there is no restriction for the ration card holders to take rations from any particular FPS. They can avail the facility anywhere in the State and this will benefit migrating workers. To facilitate this, more ration will be provided to all the FPS, the Minister said.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]