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One Nation, One Ration Card To Start Working Across India by January

New Delhi: Union Minister for Shopper Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has reiterated that ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ (ONORC) scheme would possible begin working throughout India by January subsequent 12 months, forward of its March 31 deadline.

Paswan on Thursday mentioned the ministry is making an attempt to incorporate all remaining States/UTs onboard of ONORC by January 2021. He mentioned that earlier many States/UTs highlighted the challenges associated to sluggish community connectivity.

On this regard, he knowledgeable that he has taken up the difficulty with the Division of Telecommunications (DoT) and there’s a proposal to supply a free web connection to each gram panchayat for a one-year length.

Whereas interacting with reporters by video conferencing, the Minister mentioned the balanced amount of foodgrains and complete chana beneath the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan‘ scheme will now be distributed until August 31, 2020.

He welcomed the choice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for 5 extra months until November 2020.

Paswan mentioned the Prime Minister began the 2 greatest meals grains distribution scheme-PMGKAY and ANBA for poor and needy individuals in order that nobody sleeps hungry on the time of COVID-19 pandemic.

He mentioned the identification means of real beneficiaries for ANBA took a while, subsequently, distribution interval of the steadiness of already lifted 6.39 LMT meals grains with the states/UTs has been prolonged until August 31.

Paswan mentioned that now States/UTs can full distribution of the steadiness of allotted free meals grains and complete gram beneath ANB by August.

Underneath the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Bundle, 5kg of free meals grains per individual and 1 kg of a free complete gram per household has been distributed to migrant labourers, stranded and needy households, who aren’t coated beneath NFSA or State scheme PDS playing cards.

The states and UTs have lifted 6.39 LMT of meals grains. States and UTs have distributed 2,32,433 MT of meals grains to 2.24 crore beneficiaries in Could and to 2.25 crore beneficiaries in June 2020.

He knowledgeable that round 33,620 MT complete gram have been dispatched to the states and UTs. A complete 32,968 MT complete gram has been lifted by numerous States and UTs, out of which10,645 MT has been distributed.

The Minister knowledgeable that the allocation order for PMGKAY-2 has already been issued to all States/UTs and FCI on July 8, 2020, for distribution of further 5 Kg meals grains (rice/wheat)/per individual/month throughout July-November to all 80.43 crores NFSA beneficiaries(9.26 crore AAY individuals and 71.17 core PHH individuals; together with these coated beneath DBT Money Switch in Chandigarh, Puducherry and Dadra & Nagar Haveli).

A complete of 203 LMT meals grains shall be distributed amongst 81 crore beneficiaries.

He mentioned a complete of 201.1 LMT meals grains have been allotted for PMGKAY-2 to States and UTs for the 5 months interval July to November 2020. This consists of 91.14 LMT wheat and 109.94 LMT rice. Wheat has been allotted to 4 States/UTs and rice has been allotted to 15 States/UTs for distribution beneath this scheme.

Underneath PMGKAY-1, a complete of 116.02 LMT meals grains has been lifted by the States/UTs. Within the month of April 2020, 37.43 LMT (94 per cent) meals grains have been distributed to 74.14 crore beneficiaries, in Could 2020, complete 37.41 LMT (94 per cent) meals grains have been distributed to 73.75 crore beneficiaries and within the month of June 2020, 32.44 LMT (82 per cent) meals grains have been distributed to 64.42 crore beneficiaries.

As regards Pulses, Paswan knowledgeable that up to now, 5.83 LMT Pulses have been dispatched to States/UTs and 5.72 LMT have reached the States/UTs, whereas 4.66 LMT pulses have been distributed.

(IANS)

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