Ration card There is great news for the holders. If you also take advantage of the free ration scheme, then this news is useful for you. The government is now preparing a special plan for the ration card holders. Under which people will now be given free wheat, rice and other items. Along with this, you will also get the rest of the ration items at a very low cost.
ministry of food According to the information received from the side, along with the central government, the state government also provides many facilities. In this episode, the Uttarakhand government has announced that it is planning to provide free ration to 23 lakh families, besides sugar and salt at low prices.
65 lakh crore will be spent
According to media reports, Uttarakhand’s Food Minister Rekha Arya told that the department has also prepared a budget proposal for this scheme. It is yet to be presented in the cabinet. To implement the scheme, the state will have to spend an additional Rs 65 lakh crore.
Free essential items for the poor
Giving information to the media, the Food Minister has told that in the year 2023, the Central Government has decided to give free ration to all the poor families across the country. Free ration will be given to ration card holders this whole year. The state government wants that apart from wheat and rice, goods like sugar and salt should also be given free of cost to the poor. Along with this, other essential items should also be given at low prices.
Subsidy will be given on sugar
It has been suggested to give subsidy of Rs 10 per kg on sugar. This can be increased up to Rs.15. Along with this, while giving information, the state government said that the card holders who have not taken ration on their cards for the last 6 months. All those cards can be cancelled.
How much stock of food grains in the country?
The Modi government has said that the Government of India has sufficient stock of food grains in the central pool to meet the requirements of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and other welfare schemes and for additional allocation in the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. About 159 lakh metric tonnes of wheat and 104 LMT of rice will be available on January 1, 2023.
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