Next month you will get so many kilos of free dal
Distribution of free dal to 200 million ration card holders in the country will pick up speed in the first week of May. The government said on Saturday that it was working to arrange transport for 5.88 lakh tonnes and other work was in full swing. Most of the beneficiaries will get the first month quota in April or in the first week of May. In many states, pulses will be distributed at the same time for 3 months. The government said efforts would be made to provide 3 months supply to the surviving states in May or by the third week of May.
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Poor food scheme will benefit families registered under PDS
Operations have started in 17 states
One month ago, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced to provide 1-1 kg of dal free of cost to families registered under PDS under Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana for 3 months due to lockdown.
So far 30,000 tonnes of pulses have been distributed and the work will be done at a higher speed in the first week of May. The monthly requirement of pulses under PMGKAY has been distributed to about 30 thousand tons of pulses. 1.45 lakh tonnes of dal has been introduced through PDS. As well as about one-third of the total monthly requirement of pulses has been sent to the hinterland by the States and Union Territories. Which has been distributed.
Its distribution has been resumed in 17 States and Union Territories. In the rest of the states, the distribution will be completed in the first to third week of May. The ministry said 165 godowns of NAFED have been allowed to keep 3 months stock of pulses. The Cabinet Secretary is personally focusing on the work.