J&K among top performers in ration distribution under PMGKAY
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is among the top performers in PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna (PMGKAY) while distributing around 100 per cent ration among beneficiaries till June 6 during COVID-19 pandemic.
J&K has distributed 100 per cent ration through its public distribution network in April 2020. While in May and June months, J&K distributed 99 per cent of ration to the beneficiaries. Another Union Territory Lakshadweep is the only UT which has distributed 100 percent ration in all the three months (April, May and June) among the beneficiaries.
Under PMGKAY, 5 kg foodgrains per ration card holder and one kg pulses per household was provided for the three months. This is over and above the monthly quota of subsidised foodgrain of 5 kg per person under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
It is worth mentioning that in order to help people during the lockdown period, J&K government through the Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) has supplied about 11.50 lakh quintals of ration to more than 1.19 crore beneficiaries in Jammu and Kashmir through its public distribution network in March and April 2020.
Out of 1.19 cr people, 72 lakh beneficiaries have been provided free food grains in these two months.