Raipur, In a bid to provide relief to poor families, while the measures for prevention and control of Covid-19 are being undertaken in the state, Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has given instructions to provide free rice for the month of June to poor families of Chhattisgarh.The rice of April and May have also been provided free of cost by the Government of Chhattisgarh. Under the public distribution system, ration card holders will be distributed free of cost rice for the month of June and for three months of April to June free to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Distribution of food grains from fair price shops will start from May 01.
Chhattisgarh government will distribute rice for the month of June free of cost to Antyodaya, priority, disabled, single destitute and Annapurna ration card holders. Along with this, as per the Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana, ration card holders under the National Food Security Act and Priority and Antyodaya card holders under Chhattisgarh Food and Nutrition Security act will get free rice for 3 months from April to June along with the regular rice allocation. Delivery will start from May 1. Rice will be distributed as per the prevailing eligibility and fixed price to general ration card holders.
Distribution of additional rice for 3 months from April to June will commence from May 01 to Antyodaya and priority category ration card holders under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Annapurna, single destitute, disabled ration card holders will receive free of cost regular monthly allocation in the month of June. While issuing an order in this regard, the Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Commissioner of the State Government, has made it mandatory to display the list of eligibility for ration card-wise allocation at the time of distribution in fair price shops and inform all ration card holders about their eligibility.
As per the instruction issued in the order, each National Food Security Act (NFSA) Antyodaya RationCard will have three months additional eligibility of 15 kg per member (5 kg per member per month). In this way, the quantity of rice distribution in the month of June to Antyodaya ration card holders will be as follows – Regular allotment of June for one member card is 35 kg along with additional 15 kg of rice from April to June with a total of 50 kg rice free in the month of June. Similarly, along with regular allocation of 35 kg to a two-member card three months’ extra 30 kg rice also to be given making a total of 65 kg rice, three-member card will have 35 kg regular allocation along with 45 kg additional allocation adding hoti a total of 80 kg rice, four-member card to get additional allocation of 60 kg with a regular allocation of 35 kg adding up to a total of 95 kg rice and on a 5-member card with a regular allocation of 35 kg an additional allocation of 75 kg rice amounting to a total of 110 kg free rice distribution.
Under the distribution of rice to the priority ration card holders in the month of June, the additional allocation of three months to the ration card with more than 5 members will be 9 kg per member (3 kg per member per month). In this way, the ration card with one member will get 10 kg in the month of June , 20 kg to two-member ration card, 35 kg to three-member ration card, regular allocation of 35 kg to four-member ration card along with additional allocation of 15 kg adding to a total allotment of 50 kg, five-member ration card to get additional allocation of 45 kg along with 35 kg regular allocation adding to a total of 80 kg rice, six-member ration card to get 54 kg additional allocation along with regular allocation of 42 kg adding to a total of 96 kg rice free in the month of June. Free distribution of regular monthly allocation for the month of June will be made in Annapurna, single destitute, disabled public ration card. Distribution will be done as per the prevailing eligibility and fixed price in general ration cards.