The Central Government on Friday stopped the doorstep delivery of ration scheme MMGGRY (Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana) of Delhi Government, scheduled to be launched on March 25.
According to a notification issued by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the subsidised foodgrains being allocated by the department for distribution under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) cannot be used for running any state-specific or other scheme under a different name other than NFSA. The same is not permissible under the Act.
The said notification has been issued to the Food and Civil Supplies department of the Delhi Government. “The use of new nomenclature or scheme name for distribution of NFSA foodgrains by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi is not permissible,” the notification said.
The notification further said, “The department will have no objection if a separate scheme is made by the UT government without mixing the elements of the NFSA foodgrains.”
Under the MMGGRY scheme, the Delhi government was planning to provide packaged wheat flour, packaged rice and packaged sugar under the Targeted Public Distribution System.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced on January 25 that the Delhi government will launch its doorstep delivery of ration service by March of this year. The chief minister also said that the residents of the national capital will get their health cards by the end of 2020.
The CM made these announcements while addressing a Republic Day event at the Delhi secretariat. He said that the Delhi government’s flagship doorstep rations delivery programme would revolutionise the ration distribution system in the city.
“I am glad to announce that soon people of Delhi will not have to stand in queues of the distribution centres as our dream initiative of providing doorstep delivery of ration will start from March,” Delhi CM said.
(With ANI inputs)
(With inputs from DNA India)
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