New Delhi. Now the homeless will also get subsidized food grains. The government is planning for this. A portal will soon be created on the basis of which the NGO will be able to register the homeless. The central government will then send the names to various states so that these individuals can be included in the list of beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System (PDS). At present such people are not getting subsidized food grains due to lack of ration card.
English newspaper India time According to Union Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey, it is very difficult to get ration cards made for the homeless as they do not have any proof of residency. Participating in a discussion, he said the ministry had asked NIC to prepare a portal so that such people could be registered. “NGOs will help such people get registered,” he said. After that, the states will be asked to include in the list of beneficiaries of PDS.
Verification will be like this
Sudhanshu Pandey said, work has started on this. After that, even the poorest of the poor will be able to take advantage of subsidized food grains. He said such people would be able to take advantage of the scheme under the One Nation One Ration Card. That being said, such people will be screened through biometrics.
5 kg of grain is available every month
During the Corona epidemic and lockdown, the central government distributed 5 kg of free food grains per month to ration card holders. But now this project has been stopped. At present the central government is giving 5 kg extra food grains to the poor every month. Under the National Food Security Act, 81 crore people are benefiting from it. We inform that the poor are already being given rice at Rs 3 per kg and wheat at Rs 2 per kg.
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