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Duare Ration scheme

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  • November 17, 2021
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Duare Ration scheme

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Policies and interventions

Context West Bengal Chief Minister recently launched an ambitious “Duare Ration” scheme for providing foodgrains under the public distribution system at the doorstep for the entire population.

Features of the scheme 

  • The scheme will help 10 crore people of the State. 
  • The commission for ration dealers from Rs 75 to Rs 150 per quintal of food grains.
  • The government would provide around 21,000 ration dealers with financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to purchase vehicles for delivering ration to people
  • A WhatsApp chatbot was inaugurated for the Food and Supplies Department of the state government and a mobile application, “Khadya Sathi: Amar Ration Mobile App” to help people apply for ration cards and get information about how to do it.
  • A programme was also inaugurated for portability of ration cards using which people would be able to get ration from any shop anywhere in the state.

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