So far, more than 4.5 lakhs of residents have received a free ration from the Delhi government and efforts are underway to address the issues with the ration supply at a few sites over the past few days.
According to the Delhi government, up to 5,000 tonnes of dry ration were provided in the centers in the form of a combined duty consisting of 5 kg of food grains, of which 4 kg of wheat and 1 kg of rice, per beneficiary. until now.
The Delhi government is distributing dry rations at these sites, which include 280 schools, and 5,000 tonnes will be available at these centers within a week.
The distribution is carried out by agents of the Directorate of Education, municipal corporations and other services in coordination with the District Magistrate of the zone between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every working day except public holidays and Sundays.
The program does not involve beneficiaries to pre-register and is a walk-in process based on beneficiary details such as name, parentage, cell phone number, Aadhaar, which are used to generate a token number via SMS.
According to the government, those in need of dry rations, who do not have ration cards, including unorganized workers, migrant workers, construction and construction workers, domestic helpers, are eligible to receive a help with the initiative.
Helped a lot
Amrita, a resident of Khichdipur village, said: “Many people have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families by being the sole breadwinner. The program has helped these and many others who have faced hardships during this pandemic. ”
Delhi Minister of Food and Civilian Supplies Imran Hussain said: “A large number of people showed up to several centers beyond what was expected. But people shouldn’t be worried. We have placed orders with the FCI for more food grains, which will be arriving soon. ”
Mr Hussain added that the government has taken note of all kinds of reported grievances and has sought assurances that the process will be further streamlined in the coming days.