Govt to start awareness campaign on free ration for migrant workers

  • | Friday | 24th November, 2023

Gurgaon: The city has around 10 lakh migrant workers of whom only 16,000 families are availing the benefit of free ration under one country one ration card scheme. To increase the number of beneficiaries, the government departments are going to conduct awareness programmes and educate migrant workers about the scheme and how they can avail its benefits.Deputy commissioner Nishant Yadav said around 10 lakh migrant workers from different states are in Gurgaon.They have their ration cards made in their native states. After registering on theHaryana government portal, they can use the same card to avail the benefit of subsidised ration in the city too. To make migrant workers aware about the scheme, different departments will carry out an awareness programme. By availing the benefits of the programme, they can get ration from anywhere despite frequent changes in their location for work, said Yadav.Gurgaon has 221 ration depots and eligible migrant workers can receive ration from there. The migrant workers will have to link their ration card with Aadhaar card and get a Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP).Monica Singh, director of the central food supply and public distribution system, said the scheme was launched in August 2019. There are 5.71 crore ration depots across the country and around 80 crore people are benefiting from it. The one nation one ration card system is an important citizen centric reform. Its implementation ensures availability of ration to beneficiaries under National Food Security Act (NFSA) and other welfare schemes, especially to the migrant workers and their families, at any Fair Price Shop (FPS) across the country.We also published the following articles recentlyAround 450,000 Afghan migrants return to nation from Iran amid illegal immigrationAround 450,000 Afghan migrants have willingly returned to Afghanistan from Iran as part of the ongoing issue of illegal immigration. An estimated four million illegal migrants are believed to be in Iran, with eight main towns hosting the majority of Afghan migrants. Approximately one million of these migrants have received identity cards. Afghan refugees in Iran have expressed concerns over deportations, arrests, and harassment by the police. They have criticized the Iranian government and called for more support from the international community.State govt to develop methodology to avail carbon credit benefitsThe Goa government plans to develop a voluntary clean development mechanism (CDM) to avail carbon credits benefits and estimate revenue and cash flow for the Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC). They will appoint a consultant for a five-year period to help with carbon credit sales and waste management projects. The consultant will develop project concept notes, design documents, and monitoring protocols. Additionally, they will assist in stakeholder consultation, revenue estimation, and training GWMC officials in carbon credit trading. The consultant can source information from the public domain for sector performance and legislative requirements.Bigg Boss 17: Ration tasks creates new fights, Mannara Chopra says Kya kalesh kar diya hai mere saath Bigg BossThe upcoming episode of Bigg Boss 17 will see contestants engage in a major fight over ration. In the promo, Bigg Boss instructs the contestants to capture the grocery in Dimaag ka ghar. Samarth Jurel, Munawar Faruqui, and Neil Bhatt are shown stealing vegetables, while Mannara Chopra expresses her concern for others. There is also a fight between Vicky Jain and Sana Raees Khan, with Vicky threatening to starve her for refusing household duties. Vicky seeks Aishwaryas help and the four boys cook their own meal, excluding Sana.

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