- Center asked to provide food grains under NFSA and PMGKAY to Divyang
- Five kg free wheat and rice is given to the beneficiary of NFSA under PMGKAY
Divyang will get free ration under NFSA, central govt wrote to states
New Delhi. The Union Food Secretary has written to the Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories to provide food security under the National Food Security Act to all eligible handicapped. According to the information given by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the Food Secretary in his letter asked the Chief Secretaries to personally intervene in the matter and the relevant departments and Officers, especially district administrations, have been instructed to follow appropriate procedures in this direction and follow the instructions given by the Food and Public Distribution Department to the States and Union Territories.
Letter was also written on 22 August
Earlier, the Central Government had issued a directive in this regard to the states and Union Territories through a letter issued to the states on 22 August. The Department of Food and Public Distribution has directed the states to ensure food security to all those persons who are eligible under NFSA as per the criteria for identification of beneficiaries.
Ration card will be issued
The central government has asked all Patra Divyangs to provide food grains under NFSA and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). Not only this, those who are not already involved, have been instructed to issue a new ration card based on the eligibility criteria. The ministry said that disability is also a criterion for eligibility of beneficiary of Antyodaya Anna Yojana.
Get free ration
Explain that under the PMGKAY launched in the Corona period, five kilograms of wheat or rice are given free to every beneficiary of NFSA every month. Apart from this, one kilo of a whole gram is given to each family. Initially, the scheme was launched for three months in April, May and June, but later it has been extended to November. During the first three months, there was a provision of giving one kg of processed lentils to each beneficiary family, but from July onwards, the whole gram is replaced instead of pulses.
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