Poor implementation of Aatmanirbhar food package scheme

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  • July 2, 2020
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Poor implementation of Aatmanirbhar food package scheme

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Govt schemes and initiatives; Welfare schemes

In news:

According to data provided by the Food Ministry –

  • Migrant foodgrain scheme reached less than 15% of 8 crore target.
  • Government aimed to provide free rations to eight crore migrants under the Aatmanirbhar package. 
  • However, overall, foodgrains were distributed to just 15% of the estimated eight crore beneficiaries in May month. In June, less than 11.6%, received rations.

Do you know?

  • Aatmanirbhar food package scheme was announced to support migrant workers without ration cards, but the Centre had left it to the States to identify such people. 
  • Many states failed to identify such people. Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Telangana had 0% distribution, and seven States had less than 1%.
  • Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) which provides additional free foodgrains and pulses to all ration card-holders was extended. However, Aatmanirbhar food package, which was meant to provide free foodgrains to migrants and those without ration cards was not extended.

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