PDS is generally known as Public Distribution System.. The Public distribution system is a government-sponsored chain of shops entrusted with the work of distributing basic food and non-food commodities to the needy sections of the society at very cheap prices.
Wheat, rice, kerosene, sugar, etc. are a few major commodities distributed by the public distribution system.The system is often blamed for its inefficiency and rural-urban bias. It has not been able to fulfill the objective for which it was formed. Moreover, it has frequently been criticized for instances of corruption and black marketing.