The 10 Primary Cooperative Supply & Marketing Societies one in each island has been declared as the retail agent of the Lakshadweep Administration for the distribution of essential commodities. At present there are about 35 fair price shops working under the Cooperative Supply & Marketing Societies which has a coverage of about 2000 people within the radius of about one to two KMs. Lakshadweep has been categorised as ITDP area where PDS/RPDS/TPDS are being implemented. The food grains procured are stored in the Govt. rice godown as well as the godowns of the Cooperative Supply & Marketing Societies which has a total storage capacity of about 6673 Tonnes.