New Delhi. The double engine government of BJP has come true on the promise of giving free ration to every poor and every needy. The state has set a record by distributing a total of 200 lakh metric tonnes of food grains from April 2020 to March 2022 in the distribution of ration started by the Central and State Governments during the Corona period. The state government has become a big support for the poor and destitute people during the Corona period. Giving a big relief to the people, the state government has done the work of distributing ration to every poor and destitute people through 80 thousand kotdars.
Government became the support of the poor by distributing free ration during the Corona period
The decision to extend the free ration scheme for three more months as soon as Yogi Sarkar-2 is formed has shown the service and dedication of CM Yogi towards the poor. Under the free ration scheme, 35 kg ration and along with it food items like pulses, sugar, edible oil, salt are being given to the beneficiary families. Ration distribution is currently being done in the fifth phase under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. All Antyodaya cards and those card holders of eligible households who were registered laborers in MNREGA labor department and municipal bodies, were given free distribution of 8 lakh metric tonnes of food grains worth 195 crores by the state government between April and June, 2020. On the other hand, a total of 12 thousand metric tonnes of food grains and 1100 metric tonnes of gram were distributed free of cost to the migrant/blocked migrant laborers under the Self-reliant India scheme.
15 crore beneficiaries got benefits so far
Apart from this, a total of 134 lakh metric tonnes of food grains were distributed free of cost from the year 2020 to March 2022 under the PMGKAY scheme. Between June, 2021 to August, 2021, 23 lakh metric tonnes of food grains worth Rs 564 crore were distributed free of cost by the state government to all types of card holders. From December, 2021 to March, 2022, a total of 18.71 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, 12.75 lakh Metric ton of rice and 1.35 lakh metric tonnes of whole gram, refined soybean oil and iodized salt (each material – 1.35 lakh metric tonnes) were distributed free of cost, which cost Rs 3800 crore.