After distributing free ration, now from today regular food grains distribution in UP, rice will be available at Rs 3 and wheat at Rs 2 per kg.
After providing free food grains to the needy for three months during the Corona epidemic, the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh will start regular distribution of food grains through the public distribution system from Monday. In this, ration card holders will get rice at the rate of three rupees per kg and wheat at the rate of two rupees per kg at fair price shops as before. The regular distribution of food grains by the state government for the month of September will start from Monday and will continue till September 30. The distribution of food grains to the ration card holders will be done in front of the nodal officers. Food Commissioner P. Guruprasad has issued detailed guidelines in this regard.
Under the National Food Security Act, the government provides 35 kg of food grains every month to Antyodaya card holders. This includes 20 kg of wheat and 15 kg of rice. On the other hand, eligible household ration card holders are given five kilograms of food grains (three kilograms of wheat and two kilograms of rice) per unit. Wheat is distributed to both types of ration card holders at the rate of Rs 2 and rice at Rs 3 per kg.
During the corona epidemic, the central government is providing free food grains to the needy under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, free ration distribution will be done till November. At the same time, the state government has also distributed free food grains for three months from June to August. Now regular distribution is being started as before the month of September.
On the last day of distribution i.e. 30th September, the distribution will be done through mobile OTP verification for the consumers who are not able to get the food grains through Aadhaar authentication. There are a total of 3.6 crore ration card holders in the state, through which food grains are provided to 14.87 crore beneficiaries. The State Government had to bear the burden of Rs 187 crore on distribution of free food grains every month.