Phd Thesis On Public Distribution System
Objectives (iii) and (iv) were realized through the validation of a model drawing on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) (cite) to predict the direct and indirect influences on the satisfaction of fair price shop (FPS) salesperson using smart card-based POS machines to distribute food to households in Chhattisgarh.
It was found that the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology is a reliable and valid model explaining the adoption of technology by stakeholders in the PDS.
Whereas, flexibility and efficiency measures were not observed being measured during storage.
Responsiveness was emphasized by state organizations responsible for procurement and storage, rice millers during processing, and fair price shops that are responsible for distributing food to beneficiaries.
Specific performance indicators assume importance at different stages in the rice supply chain.
Farmers and rice millers reported measuring flexibility and efficiency during procurement and distribution respectively.
Chhattisgarh is a key state representing the turnaround made possible through the implementation of administrative and technological innovations to improve transparency and efficiency in the PDS.
In addition, several contextual factors including age, education level, experience with technology, and experience with operations were observed to moderate the impact of key UTAUT variables on salesperson satisfaction with smart card-based POS machines.
In sum, the results discussed herein highlight the importance and need for continued research on the locally relevant methods and measures for technology adoption and performance measurement in agricultural supply chains.