Now homeless people will also get subsidized foodgrain. The government is planning for this. Soon a portal will be prepared on which the NGO will be able to get the homeless people registered. After which the central government will send these names to different states so that these people can be included in the list of beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System (PDS). At present, due to a lack of ration cards, such people are not getting subsidized food grains.
According to the English newspaper Times of India, Union Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey has said that getting ration cards for homeless people is a very difficult task because they do not have any address proof. Participating in a discussion, he said that the ministry has asked NIC to prepare a portal on which such people can be registered. He said, ‘The NGO will help such people to get registered. After this, the states will be asked to include these people in the list of beneficiaries of PDS.
Verification will be like this
According to Sudhanshu Pandey, work has started on this. After this, even the poorest of the poor will be able to take advantage of subsidized food grains. He said that such people will be able to take advantage of this scheme under One Nation One Ration Card. It is being said that the verification of such people will be done through biometric.
5 kg grains are available every month
During the corona epidemic and lockdown, the central government distributed 5 kg of free food grains every month to those without ration cards. But now this scheme has been discontinued. At present, the central government is giving 5 kg additional food grains every month to the poor. Under the National Food Security Act, 81 crore people are benefiting from it. Let us inform that rice is already being given to the poor at Rs.3/kg and wheat at Rs.2/kg.