The Delhi Government has started distributing 5 kg of food grains (4kg wheat and 1kg rice) per person free of cost to non-PDS (Public Distribution System) beneficiaries who do not possess ration cards.
According to the scheme, unorganised workers, migrant workers, building and construction workers, domestic help are eligible to receive food grains under this relief initiative of the DelhiGovernment.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said that the distribution of ration is being carried out from one school in each of 280 Wards of Delhi.
Hussain said that Delhi Government has procured best quality food grains from FCI. If the grain of any sack is found to be defective, it should be separated and not be distributed to any of the beneficiaries.
He further directed the ‘Food Service Officer’ to keep close watch on distribution process otherwise strict action will be taken against concerned officers.
“The ration is being distributed from designated Schools from 10 am to 4 pm with weekly off on Sunday. Each school identified for distribution of non-PDS ration has been provided login ID and password for entering the stock received in the system for proper record keeping and for the purpose of registration at site and for distribution,” he said.
In Delhi, under the Public Distribution System (PDS) covered by the National Food Security Act 2013, ‘National Food Security’ beneficiaries under the priority groups and PRS category are provided with 5kg of food grain every month under regular entitlement, including 4 kg of wheat and 1 kg of rice.
Regular entitlement under the AAY category is 25 kg wheat per household, 10 kg rice per household and 1 kg sugar per household. Cost fixed for entitlement is @ Rs 2 per kg for wheat, Rs 3 per kg for rice and Rs 13.50 per kg for sugar, which is not being charged from the NFS beneficiaries (including Antyodaya Anna Yojana beneficiaries) while obtaining the ration for the months of May 2021 and June 2021.
In addition to this, each PDS beneficiary (PR, PRS and AAY) is entitled for 5 kg of food grain per month including 4 kg of wheat and 1 kg of rice free of cost for May 2021 and June 2021 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.