Kejriwal govt will provide free ration to NFS beneficiaries till November

  • More than 17.54 lakh houses are given ration at concessional rates
  • Those benefiting from NFS will be given 5 kg ration every month

During the Corona transition in the capital, the Delhi government will provide free ration for the next five months under the National Food Security Act (NFS). 

Delhi’s Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said that to provide relief to the people suffering from a financial crisis due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Delhi government has decided to continue providing food grains free of cost to the beneficiaries of national food security.

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In this regard, Food Minister Hussain also held a review meeting with Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation, Food and Supplies Commissioner, and other senior officials of the Food and Supplies Department and directed the officials to monitor the distribution effectively. 

Delhi government will provide free PDS ration to the beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act NFS for the next 5 months till July, August, September, October, and November 2020.

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Minister Hussain said that the distribution of food grains for the month of July 2020 will be started in a phased manner from July 8, 2020. In Delhi, under the National Food Security Act, 2013, a total of 71,40,938 beneficiaries of more than 17.54 lakh house units are provided subsidized foodgrains by the Public Distribution System.

Complain to FSO and FSI in case of a problem

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If the beneficiaries face any problem in getting the ration free of cost at the ration shops, they can immediately complain to the food department officials. 

Beneficiaries can complain to the concerned Assistant Commissioner, Food Supply Officer FSO, or Food Supply Inspector FSI. Apart from this, on receipt of ration, helpline number 1967 and other complaints redressal portal including PGMS can also be filed.

Let us tell you that 5 kg ration is given every month to the people benefiting from the National Food Security Act (NFS), which includes 4 kg of wheat and 1 kg rice. Under Antyodaya Anna Yojana, 25 kg of wheat, 10 kg of rice, and 1 kg of sugar are provided to each family.

Instructions to the officers to distribute ration from July 8

Under the National Food Security Act, Rs 2 per kg of wheat and Rs 3 per kg of rice are provided at a subsidized rate. At present, according to the Delhi government, it has been decided to give free ration to the beneficiaries till November, in view of the financial crisis caused by the corona epidemic. In a review meeting, Food Minister Imran Hussain in the Delhi government has instructed the officials to distribute ration from 8 July.