West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has started the Food Partner Plan on January 27, 2016, to distribute grain on low subsidized prices in the state. Under the Food Partner Plan, the government has provided rice and wheat at a rate of Rs 2 per kg to 7 crores 49 lakh people. About 90% of the population in West Bengal will get rice and wheat at half the price of market value to nearly 50 lakh people. In this beneficiary scheme, 33 lakh people of Jangalmahal area, 12 lakh drought-affected people of Purulia district, tea plantation and their families, cyclone affected people, Singur people who have lost their land, people of Kolkata homeless people and food Under the partner plan, people living in Darjeeling hill areas will be involved.
The objective of this scheme is to provide subsidized rice to the target beneficiaries like families living below the poverty line. The price of food is increasing day by day and under such circumstances, the situation of poor families has worsened as they do not have enough money to buy grains at the market rate. This is a very important initiative by the West Bengal Government to help the poor and deprived families to provide them food grains.
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Benefits of Food Scheme in West Bengal
The government has given rice and wheat Rs. 2 per kg to 7 crores 49 lakh people.
In West Bengal, about 50 lakh people will get rice and wheat at half the price of market price.
Eligibility for Food Schemes in West Bengal
The applicant should be a resident of West Bengal.
Ration card holders are eligible for this scheme.
Drought affected people of Purulia district, tea garden activist and their families, cyclone affected people, people of Singur who had lost their land, homeless people of Kolkata and people living in Darjeeling hill areas are eligible for Food Partner scheme.
Documents required for Food and Agriculture scheme in West Bengal
How to Apply for the Foodstuff Scheme in West Bengal?
The West Bengal Government has announced a new application for Food Safety Scheme (Food Security) Digital Card by 20th February.
The applicant has to apply for Digital Ration Card in West Bengal.
The validity of the old ration card has been approved in West Bengal by March 1, 2017.
However, the applicants can contact the Food Department in West Bengal.
Grain will be distributed in West Bengal through a fair price shop (FPS).
Reference and Details
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