According to the Food Corporation of India report dated 21.07.2020, FCI currently has 253.28 LMT rice and 531.05 LMT wheat. Therefore, a total of 784.33 LMT food grain stock is available. About 95 LMT food grains is required for a month under NFSA, PMGKAY and other welfare schemes.
From the lockdown onwards, almost 139.97 LMT food grains have been lifted and transported through 4999 rail rakes.Totally, 285.07 LMT food grains have been transported till 30th June 2020. Since 1st July 2020, 26.69 LMT food grains have been lifted and transported through 953 rail rakes. Not only through rail route, but also transportation was done through roads and waterways. A total of 50.91 LMT food grains has been transported since 1st July 2020. Total 1.63 LMT food grains have been transported to the North-Eastern States since 1st July 2020.
Pradhan MantriGaribKalyan Ann Yojana-1
Food grain (Rice/Wheat):
Under the PMGKAY, for the 3 months April, May and June 2020, a total of 119.5 LMT food grains (104.3 LMT rice and 15.2 LMT wheat) was required of which 101.51 LMT rice and 15.01 LMT wheat have been lifted by various States and UTs. A total of 117.08 LMT food grains has been lifted. In the month of April 2020, 94 % food grains have been distributed to 74.86 crore beneficiaries, in May 2020, total 94%food grains distributed to 74.82 crores beneficiaries and in the month of June 2020, 91%food grains have been distributed to 72.38 crores beneficiaries. Total average distribution in three months is around 93 percent.
As per the data of Pulses, the total requirement for the three months was 5.87 LMT. So far, 5.83 LMT Pulses have been dispatched to States/UTs and 5.79 LMT have reached the States/UTs, while 4.89 LMT pulses have been distributed.
Pradhan MantriGaribKalyan Ann Yojana-2:
Food grain (Rice/Wheat):
Since 01 July 2020, the Pradhan MantriGaribKalyan Anna Yojana 2 has initiated, which will continue till November 2020. In this period, a total of 201 LMT food grains will be distributed among 81 crore beneficiaries, as well as a total of 12 LMT whole chana will be distributed among 19.4 crore families.
A total of 201.08 LMT food grains have been allocated for PMGKAY-2 to States and UTs for the 5 months period July to November 2020. It includes 91.14 LMT wheat and 109.94 LMT rice. A total of 19.32 LMT food grains have been lifted by various States and UTs.
The Government of India is bearing 100% financial burden of approximately Rs. 76,062 crores under this scheme. Only wheat has been allocated to 4 States and UTs, rice has been allocated to 15 States/UTs and both rice and wheat have been allocated to the remaining 17 States/UTs.
As per the data of Pulses, the total requirement for the next five months is 12 LMT. Government of India is bearing 100% financial burden of approximately Rs 6849 crore under this scheme. A total of 10.38 LMT pulses (Toor-5.48 LMT, Moong-1.13 LMT, Urad-2.19 LMT, Chana-1.30 LMT and Masur-0.27 LMT ) is available in the stock as on 15.7.2020. Around 22.52 LMT chana is available in PSS stock and 1.30 LMT chana is available in PSF stock.
One Nation One Ration Card:
From 01 June 2020, the One Nation One Ration Card scheme is enabled in 20 States/UTs, namely – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Daman & Diu (Dadra and Nagar Haveli), Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Tripura. By 31st March 2021 all remaining States will be added to One Nation One Ration Card scheme and the scheme will be operational across India.