Free ration scheme extended for 6 months in Delhi. (File Photo)
There is news of relief for the people of Delhi, the capital of the country. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is going to increase its Free Ration Scheme for the next 6 months. At the same time, the Kejriwal government has taken this decision after the Central Government refused to extend the distribution of free ration under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) beyond November 30. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal gave this information by tweeting about this on Saturday.
In fact, the capital’s CM Kejriwal tweeted that ‘Inflation has become too much. In such a situation, it has become difficult for the common man to arrange bread for June 2. At the same time, he has become unemployed due to Corona. Please extend this scheme of giving free ration to the poor for another 6 months, because the Delhi government is extending its free ration scheme for 6 months.
Let us tell you that there are ration shops in the capital Delhi since 2000. At the same time, there are 17.77 lakh card holders and there are about 72.78 lakh beneficiaries. The Delhi government distributes free ration to the beneficiaries through electronic point of sale devices under the National Food Security Act 2013 and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.
Delhi government is increasing its free ration scheme
Inflation has become too high. Even the common man is finding it difficult to have bread for two times. Many unemployed due to Corona
Prime Minister, please extend this scheme of giving free ration to the poor for six more months.
Delhi government is extending its free ration scheme for six months. https://t.co/rF3TC7bRaM
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 6, 2021
Center’s free ration scheme till 30 November
Let us inform that there is no proposal of the Central Government to extend the distribution of free ration under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana beyond 30 November. At the same time, Union Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said on Friday that in view of the improvement in the country’s economy and good sale of food grains in the open market under the OMSS policy, there is no proposal to extend free ration distribution through PMGKAY from November.
The scheme was launched for the 3 months of April-June 2020
It is worth noting that this announcement of PMGKAY was made in March, 2020 to overcome the crisis caused by COVID-19. Initially, this scheme was started for 3 months of April-June 2020, but later the scheme was extended for 5 more months (July-November 2020) as the crisis continued. At the same time, PMGKAY was once again implemented for two months (May-June 2021) at the start of the second wave of the corona epidemic and then extended for 5 months (July-November 2021).
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