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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 3136-3151

Transit and Handling Losses of Rice in Public Distribution of Andhra Pradesh, India- A Case Study
S. Vishnu Vardhan*, S.V.S. Gopala Swamy, D. Sandeep Raja and B. John Wesley
Post Harvest Technology Centre, Bapatla- 522 101, Andhra Pradesh, India Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India
*Corresponding author

Andhra Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. (APSCSCL) plays significant role in providing food security through distribution of rice to the vulnerable section of people under targeted public distribution system through Mandal Level Stock (MLS) Points. The physical and social system in which the rice commodity moves from buffer storage warehouse to MLS point (stage I) and MLS point to fair price shop (stage II) and how it is being handled was studied by selecting one MLS point in each district. Thus, a total of 13 MLS points were selected. Data of monthly receipts and issues for a period of 5 months were recorded. For estimating transit and handling losses during Stage I transport and Stage II transport, 100% weighment was made. Data for stage I transportation and stage II transportation were collected and analyzed using statistical package SPSS 16.0 for tests of significance. A total quantity of 28391.47 MT of rice was handled during the study period for assessment of losses. Average total transit and handling losses were estimated to be 0.276%. Economic loss due to transit and handling losses extrapolating to the state of Andhra Pradesh as a whole was estimated as Rs. 182.11 million per annum.

Keywords: Assessment; Transit and handling loss, Rice, Public distribution system; MLS point

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Vishnu Vardhan, S., S.V.S. Gopala Swamy, D. Sandeep Raja and John Wesley, B. 2020. Transit and Handling Losses of Rice in Public Distribution of Andhra Pradesh, India- A Case Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 3136-3151. doi:
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