FCI starts delivery of food grains to migrant labourers under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package

Stranded migrant labourers walk carrying their belongings to board a special train from MGR Central railway station after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Chennai on May 10, 2020.. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)

The Atma Nirbhar Bharat bundle to give food grains liberated from cost at the pace of Rs 5 for every kg for two months to vagrant workers who are not secured under NFSA or State plot PDS cards, commences on Saturday.

Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat bundle, Government of India has concluded that food grains will be sans given of cost at the pace of 5 Kg for every month for two months for example May and June 2020, to around 8 Crore vagrant work who are not secured under NFSA or State conspire PDS cards

The complete evaluated cost of about Rs. 3500 Crore for usage of this plan will be completely borne by the Government of India. All India Allocation of food grains under this plan is 8 Lakh Metric Tons (LMT), the legislature said.

Conveyance of food grains under this plan has just begun by Food Corporation of India (FCI).

“Today 1109 MT rice was given from Tamil Nadu and 151 MT from Kerala to the separate State Governments for additional conveyance to the qualified transient work. Each game plan has just been made to convey food grains under this plan the nation over and adequate stocks have been situated in each State and Union Territory (UT) of India,” the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said in a press note.

“For meeting the necessities in any piece of the nation, stocks have been situated in 2122 distribution centers spread over the length and broadness of the nation, including islands of Andaman and Lakshadweep. Foodgrain stocks in expending states/UTs are in effect routinely recharged through the development of stocks from delivering territories by rail, street and ocean courses,” it included.


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