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Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna : Punjab Government

Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna : Punjab Government

The new scheme was announced by the Punjab Government recently.

Highlights of the new Scheme:

  • It provides for home delivery of foodgrains to beneficiaries.
  • The government gives 5 kg wheat to every individual beneficiary per month at Rs 2 per kg.
  • The Centre will fund the scheme under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 for 1.43 lakh beneficiaries (comprising 36 lakh families).
  • The beneficiaries of the Atta-Dal Scheme of the state government, which is a tweaked version of the Centre’s Food Security Act, will get ration at their doorsteps.
  • The scheme will be optional and all those who do not want to queue up outside the fair price shops or the ration depots can opt for it.
  • There are 1.54 crore individual beneficiaries (in 43 lakh families) of the Atta-Dal scheme in Punjab.

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