Alwar, In order to give relief to the poor during the Corona period, the central government had started a scheme to provide five kg of wheat per person under different schemes. The government has stopped one of these schemes. Now instead of 10 kg, each person will get five kg of wheat. This wheat will be given free of cost. People whose ration cards are made under food security. Only those people will get the benefit of this scheme.
On behalf of the Central Government, wheat was distributed at the rate of two rupees per kg to the people of Antyodaya, BPL, SBPL, APL categories under the Food Security Scheme. But now, under the food security scheme, Antyodaya, BPL, SBPL, selected APL families will be given five kilograms of free wheat per unit by the government till December. Wheat available at ration shops will be available free of cost. This will benefit about 24.50 lakh people in Alwar district of Rajasthan.
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The government used to distribute five kilograms of wheat per unit in two schemes to the selected families in the food security scheme till December. In this, during Corona, it was announced by the Central Government to give five kilograms per unit of wheat to all types of selected families. Till December 2022, free wheat was also distributed to the selected families under this scheme. This scheme has been discontinued from January 2023.
Till now the selected consumers used to get 10 kg of wheat free of cost per unit of both the schemes. But now during the distribution of ration in the month of February, only five kilograms per unit will be given to the selected consumers free of cost. At present, no scheme is being run by the state government to provide wheat to the selected families free of cost or at a cheaper rate.
Wheat lifting per month in Alwar district – 12,561 metric tonnes
Number of ration cards in Alwar district – 5,83,631
Unit in Alwar district – 24,50,607
Antyodaya family – 19,921
Antyodaya Unit – 77,161
BPL families – 63,579
BPL Unit – 2,90,392
SBPL families – 21,465
SBPL Unit – 1,01,912
APL families – 4,78,656
APL Unit – 19,81,142
District Ration Association President Umesh Gupta said that the distribution of free wheat given by the central government to selected families for food security at the time of Corona has now been stopped. Because of this, in February 2023, the consumer will now get only five kg of wheat per unit free of cost.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 25, 2023, 19:16 IST