Announcing the 2nd tranche of Rs 20 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package deal on Thursday, the Finance Minister mentioned, “By March 2021, 100 percent coverage under ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ will be done”.
Sitharaman mentioned that expertise techniques can be used enabling migrant employees to entry PDS from any honest worth store in India by March 2021. The intra state portability has been launched in 20 states and it is part of PM Modi’s expertise pushed reforms.
Addressing a press convention on the National Media centre, the FM mentioned, right this moment’s tranche of package deal focuses on migrant employees, avenue distributors, small merchants, and small farmers.
Sitharaman introduced free foodgrains for an estimated eight crore migrant employees for subsequent two months at a value of Rs 3,500 crore.
She mentioned eight crore migrant employees who would not have both central or state PDS card, will get 5 kilogram of grains per particular person and 1 kilogram of chana dal for 2 months.
Also, PDS ration playing cards can be made transportable, permitting migrant employees to make use of their ration playing cards throughout states, she mentioned including this may profit 67 crore beneficiaries or 83 per cent of PDS beneficiaries, in 23 states by August.
Under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package, Finance Minister Sitharaman introduced help for migrants and concrete poor. She mentioned the federal government has permitted states to utilise State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for establishing a shelter for migrants.
“Central government released Rs 11002 crore of its contribution in advance to all states on 3rd April,” she mentioned whereas asserting help for migrants and concrete poor over the past 2 months.