“States are slow in identifying beneficiaries. They should fast-track the procedure and start distributing. We don’t need any list right now. States can compile the list of beneficiaries after one month. Procedures should not delay distribution,” said a senior food ministry official, who did not wish to be identified.
The scheme aims to cover migrant labourers who are stranded, quarantined or in transit. The government also provides 1 kg of chana every month for two months to 19.6 million families under this scheme. “Around 63% chana has been dispatched to the states. Dispatches to some of the consuming states were delayed for want of firm indent. Some states have changed the single delivery point to multiple locations, whereas a few states have revised their requirement,” said the official.
“So far, about 740 million out of 800 million beneficiaries have obtained the benefits under PMGKAY, while distribution process in some states is operational for the month of April and more beneficiaries may get covered,” said the official.
Under PMGKAY, the government is providing 5 kg free foodgrains per person and one kg pulses per family to 800 million people for three months ending June.
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5 Comments on this Story
S. SUNDARARAMAN SRINIVASAN230 days ago
Instead of the Center... waiting for States identification of the beneficiaries.... WHY NOT GO FOR SOME SCIENTIFIC TRANSPORT LOGISTICS... AND KEEP MOVING GRAINS...to various States/crucial points..warehouses... wherefrom the States can easily draw grains in piecemeal...Its never going to be direct delivery from FCI big godowns..to beneficiary homes..(:-) --- federal sync has suffered in BJP misrule on many counts...? GOK
JaiHoLotus 232 days ago
I dont know about other state but how far all these poor needy hungry families are going to receive this centre aid in WEST BENGAL is all to see and hear in coming days.WEST BENGAL'S tract record is too bad rather worst,mil baat ke sab kha jayenge.
Melman const232 days ago
If states are slow, help them. Migrants travelled on train should have given this 5 kilos in their hand instead of talking. 5 kilos for a man for a month they are not dieting?