Mamata Banerjee Launches ‘Ration At Doorstep’ Scheme

Mamata Banerjee mentioned sellers can be allowed to nominate a minimum of two individuals for ration supply.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday inaugurated the “DuareRation” (ration at doorstep) scheme, saying it can profit round 10 crore of individuals of the state.

She mentioned her authorities has determined to reinforce the fee for ration sellers from Rs 75 to Rs 150 per quintal of meals grains.

“This Duare Ration scheme will help 10 crore people of the state. I will request all the ration dealers to make it a success. From now on, over 10 crore people in the state will be getting their ration at their doorstep on a fixed day of every month,” she mentioned.

Each vendor can be allowed to nominate a minimum of two individuals who will assist them in delivering ration.

“They will be getting a salary of Rs 10,000 per month. The government will pay Rs 5,000 and the rest will be paid by the dealer. So, for 21,000 dealers, 42,000 jobs will be created…Local youth will be also benefited,” she mentioned.

The authorities must spend Rs 160 crore for this, the chief minister mentioned.

She mentioned the federal government would supply round 21,000 ration sellers with monetary help of Rs 1 lakh every to buy autos for delivering ration to folks on this manner.

On the distribution course of, Ms Banerjee mentioned, “I think taking to each doorstep is quite a tough job. It will take at least one year to complete one locality. We can divide one stretch of a road into four parts and distribute ration to the people there. The locals need to be informed about the distribution beforehand.”

Stating that the state can be requiring extra ration sellers, the Chief Minister introduced that the working capital to use for a ration vendor can be lowered from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50,000.

“This will help more and more people apply for ration dealership. Many youth can enroll themselves for the same. Women too can apply for the same,” she mentioned.

The Trinamool Congress chief requested the ration sellers to not transfer court docket objecting to the plan.

“Our government is looking after the interest of the people. It’s our job and since you are also looking after them, we will take care of your concerns,” she mentioned.

A bit of sellers had moved the Calcutta High Court in opposition to the scheme however their plea was junked.

Ms Banerjee had introduced the “Duare Ration” scheme, underneath which sellers would ship ration on the doorstep of the beneficiaries, earlier than the meeting elections held in March-April this yr.

At the programme, Ms Banerjee additionally inaugurated a WhatsApp chatbot for the Food and Supplies Department of the state authorities and a cell utility, “Khadya Sathi: Amar Ration Mobile App” to assist folks apply for ration playing cards and get details about tips on how to do it.

She additionally inaugurated a programme for portability of ration playing cards utilizing which individuals would be capable to get ration from any store anyplace within the state.

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