Govt using innovative solutions to make public delivery system more effective, says Piyush Goyal

By Shgun S -- August 16, 2022 5:56 pm -- Updated:August 16, 2022 5:56 pm

New Delhi, 16 August: The government is using innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the public delivery system, said Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal on Tuesday.

Goyal stated at the inauguration of the Public Systems Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi that the government's focus has been on innovation and the use of innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the public delivery system.

"Through Government initiatives like PMGKAY, India has been a role model for the world in dealing with food security in the wake of the pandemic. Despite the massive pandemic, Government through One Nation, One Ration Card ensured food security for all," he added.

During the launch event of the Public Systems Lab, Goyal added, "Public systems lab can play a vital role in multiple ways. Public food procurement and distribution are crucial programmes in which this innovation can contribute immensely. Public Systems lab is a perfect example of innovation that will contribute towards the development of our nation and rid the country of corruption by bringing in efficiency in the Public Distribution System."

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The Public Systems Lab (PSL) will have a significant impact on citizens while also providing significant benefits to academia and other stakeholders. The lab will use knowledge of Operations Research, AI, Data Science, and other fields to solve critical problems that will improve the lives of millions of people. It will focus on food, health, transportation, and good governance. According to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the current focus is on optimising food supply chains and public transportation.

Goyal lauded IIT Delhi and the World Food Programme for establishing the Public Systems Lab, saying the research will demonstrate to the world India's use of technology and innovation to make the public delivery system more efficient and effective.

"Today India is talked of in the world as an emerging superpower, as a nation of Startups, a nation of innovators, a nation meeting its SDGs in advance. This is possible when young minds come up with innovative ideas that contribute to the development of India," the minister added.

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