Different Between Centre's Free Ration Yojna and Delhi's Doorstep Ration Delivery Scheme

Centre's Free Ration Yojna vs. Delhi's Doorstep Ration Delivery Scheme

NEW DELHI: In a great relief to the more than 80 crores of Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) until Diwali.

At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, while addressing the nation, said that the government stands by the poor with every need as its partner.

"On Monday, the government has decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will now run until Diwali. That is, in November, free food grains will be available in fixed amounts every month for more than 80 crores of compatriots," said the Prime Minister.

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

The PMGKAY scheme is a food safety welfare scheme announced by the government of India in March 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. The program is operated by the Department of Food and Public Distribution of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution.

The plan aims to feed the poorest citizens of India by providing cereals through the Public Distribution System, to all priority households (ration cardholders and those identified by the Antyodaya Anna Yojana plan).

Under the PMGKAY, 5 kg of rice or wheat (depending on regional dietary preferences) per person and 1 kg of legumes are delivered to each family with a ration card. The scale of this wellness plan makes it the largest food safety program in the world. This allocation is in excess of the food grain supply under the NFSA.

Under this special scheme, around 80 million NFSA beneficiaries are covered by both NFSA categories, namely Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Householders (PHH). They are provided with an additional quota of free food grains (rice/wheat) on a scale of 5 kg per person per month, in addition to their regular monthly entitlements under the NFSA.

During 2020-21, the Government of India had announced PMGKAY-I (April-June 2020) and PMGKAY-II (July-November 2020) according to which FCI successfully supplied 104 LMT wheat and 201 LMT rice, a total of 305 LMT food grains to the respective State / UT Governments, he added.

Delhi's doorstep ration delivery scheme

The Delhi government had notified its flagship plan for home delivery of rations in February this year. Kejriwal had announced this plan in his Republic Day speech. CM Kejriwal said the revolutionary scheme will put a stop to the ration mafia and eliminate the problems that recipients face such as waiting in lines, adulteration, and scammers.

The 'Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna' (MMGGRY) under the Specific Public Distribution System (TPDS) of the National Food Safety Act 2013, was notified by the government on February 20. The MMGGRY involves delivering packaged wheat flour and rice to beneficiaries at their doorstep.

The scheme was originally called MMGGRY (Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana), but the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs issued a notice on March 9 that said subsidized food grains were being allocated by the department for distribution under the National Food Safety Act (NFSA) cannot be used to run any state or other specific scheme under a different name other than NFSA. After this, the Delhi government removed the name.

Under the notified system, beneficiaries must pay the processing (conversion) fee together with the cost of the subsidized food grains. "The entire operation, from the lifting of the food grains from the FCI boxes, the grinding, and packing and until the delivery of the packaged products to the beneficiary, will be carried out under CCTV monitoring. The products will be transported in vehicles equipped with GPS, "the scheme notification said.

There are around 17 lakh PDS beneficiaries in Capital. Under the notified scheme, the Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC) will bring together rice millers and processors to lift food grains for cleaning, grinding and packaging. The packaged food grains will be transported from the millers to the fair price stores and from there to the doors of the beneficiaries through direct home delivery (DHD) agencies contracted by Capital Consumer's Co-operative Wholesale Store Ltd (OCCWS ).

Holders of ration cards can get their total food grain entitlement in more than one installment, he added. The scheme will be optional and existing TPDS beneficiaries in Delhi will need to specify whether they wish to enroll in it. The beneficiaries may exercise the option at the beginning of each financial year.

Kumari Ankita

This is Kumari Ankita, blogger, and writer at Tulipshree Infotech. I have done English honors from the University of Rajasthan. My expertise is in writing on various categories like technology, fashion, entertainment, travel, health, and education. I started my blogging journey 4 years back in 2016. And I Always try to discover new trends in the world and love to write blogs about them.

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