Rs 2,94,718 cr released towards food subsidy in 2021-22: Govt
During the FY 2021-22, the Department of Food & Public Distribution released about Rs 24,000 crore for the benefit of Scheduled Castes, Rs 12,000 crore for Scheduled Tribes and more than Rs 400 crore for the Northeastern Region. In order to address the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government had released additional foodgrain free of cost @ 5 kg per person per month to more than 80 crore NFSA beneficiaries under the PMGKAY
Roadmap developed for online storage management of food grains: FCI
The OSM envisages putting in place a single source of information for the food grains stored in the country for central pool through integrating state portals with the central portal. The Department "strives to tap the benefits of automation in its various endeavours, especially following the principal that every ounce of foodgrains saved through scientific storage techniques should be considered as grain produced", a Ministry statement said.
1.29 Crore ration cards cancelled, deleted across India
A total of 93,78,789 ration cards were cancelled or deleted in Uttar Pradesh in 2018 (43,72,491), 2019 (41,52,273) and 2020 (8,54,025) while in Maharashtra as many as 20,37,947 ration cards were cancelled or deleted with 12,81,922 in 2018, 6,53,677 in 2019 and 1,02,348 in 2020, Minister of State for Ministry of Rural Development and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti told the Lok Sabha.