NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital on Sunday said it has provided food grains to over 4.5 lakh people who did not have ration card under a new scheme.
Starting from June 5, the scheme allows those who don’t have a ration card to avail five kilogram of food grains by showing their Aadhaar card, the Delhi government said in a statement.
“The scheme caters to people who do not possess ration cards, including unorganised workers, migrant workers, building and construction sector workers, and domestic helpers. More than 4.5 lakh people have been aided up until now through this scheme,” the statement said.
Under the scheme, each beneficiary receives four kg wheat and one kg rice.
The statement added that 5,000 metric tonne ration has been provided to the people and another 5,000 metric tonne will be reaching the distribution centres.
A total of 280 Delhi government schools, one in every municipal ward, have been designated for distribution of food grains.
“We assure you that things will be further streamlined in the coming days to make the entire process smooth and hasslefree. Your government believes that ration is the right of people,” Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said.
The ration can be availed from 10 am to 4 pm on all working days at the designated centres except on gazetted holidays and Sundays.
5,000 MT distributed
5,000 MT ration has been provided and another 5,000 MT will be reaching distribution centres.
280 Delhi government schools have been designated for distribution of food grains.