July 24, 2024

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Pulses not to be part of PM-GKAY scheme

In contrast to final 12 months, the federal government will not be distributing pulses as portion of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PM-GKAY) and the scheme will comprise only cereals these types of as wheat and rice, Food stuff and Public Distribution Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey stated on Saturday.

As substantially as 80 lakh tonnes of foodgrains will be dispersed to 80 crore belonging to Antyodaya Ann Yojana and Priority Households in the course of Might and June incurring a complete expenditure of ₹ 26,000 crore. This will be more than and higher than their entitlement under the Nationwide Food stuff Protection Act (NFSA).

Through PM-GKAY in the course of April to November final 12 months, the federal government dispersed 298.89 lakh tonnes of foodgrains at a value of all-around ₹1.05 lakh crore. Pretty much ninety three for every cent of the NFSA beneficiaries received benefits under the PM-GKAY scheme.

Describing why pulses are not portion of the PM-GKAY scheme this 12 months, Pandey stated the inclusion of pulses in the scheme was outstanding final 12 months. Moreover, as soon as PM-GKAY bought more than final 12 months, the States ended up offered 5 lakh tonnes of pulses which they dispersed via fair rate retailers.

Answering a problem why the scheme was only for two months, the formal stated the federal government would assessment the situation at frequent intervals.

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Because the One particular Nation When Ration Card scheme turned operational as quite a few as 14 crore transactions, involving a food items subsidy of ₹10,000 crore, took place outside the house the indigenous place of the beneficiaries, helping them access the ration elsewhere.

Rabi procurement

Regarding rabi procurement in the present-day year, the federal government has transferred a complete of ₹13,600 crore to the accounts of farmers till Friday. Farmers in Punjab received ₹5,598 crore, in Haryana ₹4,215 crore and in Madhya Pradesh ₹3,083 crore. The procurement in Punjab alone was seventy one lakh tonnes. Even though Punjab commenced ten times afterwards than Haryana, it has currently overtaken Haryana in procurement, stated Pandey.