Orders For Cheap Rice

State Government today has asked the District Collectors to take all the steps for implementation of the new State Food Security Scheme (SFSS)  for providing Food Security to poor, distressed and eligible persons, who are not been covered under National Food Security Act(NFSA).

Vir Vikram Yadav, Secretary Food, Supplies and Consumer Welfare today issued Guidelines to all the District Collectors and asked to take necessary steps for smooth implementation of the State Funded Program from 2 October.

While issuing detailed Guidelines, Mr.Yadav has asked District Collectors to send the officials for receiving training from 8 August here in Bhubaneswar, who will be the Master Trainers and in turn they will be imparting training to District Level and Block level Officials engaged in SFSS Program.

For the first time, in SFSS, persons suffering from Leprosy, HIV and other critical diseases will be covered.

Households with old persons aged 60 or above with no regular support and no assured means of subsistance, will receive benefit.

Households, where due to old age, lack of physical or mental fitness, social customs, need to care for disable or toehr persons, no adult member is available to engage in gainful employment outside the house will be covered.

Stressing on women empowerment, SFSS will cover the eledest women, who is not less than 18 years of age in every eligible household will be the head of the household for the purpose of ration cards.

However, where a household, at any time does not have a woman of 18 years of age or above, but has a female member below 18 years of age, then the eldest male member of the household shall be head of the household for purpose of issue of ration card.

And the female member on attaining the age of 18 years, shall be the head of household for such ration cards in place of such male member.

SFSS Program will cover 25 lakh people in all the 30 District for providing 5 KG Per Person Per
Month@Rs.1 a KG for which the State Government will be spending Rs.221 Crore in six months till 31 March 2019.

As distribution of rice to the eligible beneficiaries under SFSS will start from 2 October, the stock of rice will be delivered to all Fair Price Shops by 25 September.
Distribution of rice to the selected beneficiaries will be carried out through the e-Point of sale device(e-PoS) at designated Fair price Shops.

For One KG Rice the State Government will be spending Rs.28 Per KG and Beneficiary will pay Rs.1 Per KG. In a year State Government will be spending will be Rs.442 Crore.

District Collectors are given Block and ULB Wise population list for coverage of beneficiaries and in case of non achievement of target by a particular district, the same will be diverted to other districts, where additional target is required as per recommendation of the District Collector.

Mr.Yadav has asked the District Collectors for collection of applications from the poor, distressed and eligible persons, those are not covered under NFSA and directed them to do the digitization of all elligible persons online after field varifications.

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