Ration Card : Ration for Homeless

Ration Card : Ration for Homeless

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.3339
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23RD MARCH,2022 

RATION FOR HOMELESS

3339. SHRI P RAVINDHRANATH

Will the Minister of CONSUMER  AFFAIRS, FOOD AND   PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Union Government has decided to bring all homeless, shelter less and destitute who  might  not have ration cards  under the National Food Security Act, 2013 in order to ensure provision of food grains and if so, the details thereof;

RATION FOR HOMELESS

(b) whether the Union Government has also initiated the plan of action to identify those homeless who could not get ration due to the non-issuance of ration cards by the State Governments; and

(c) if so,  the details  thereof and  the  action  taken by  the Union Government in this regard?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND
CONSUMER AFFAIRS,FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

(SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI)

(a) to (c): The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) provides coverage for a maximum of 81.35 Crore persons to receive the benefit of subsidized food grains from Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). Further, as per the obligations and provisions of the Act, inter-alia it is the responsibility of the States/UTs to identify maximum eligible beneficiaries/households as per criteria evolved by them for the inclusion and exclusion of beneficiaries under the Act and issue NFSA ration cards to the persons/households identified up to their respective ceiling limits of NFSA coverage.

The Department in the past had also advised the States/UTs from time to time to identify and cover maximum eligible and left out persons, which may also include the vulnerable sections of the society such as homeless, shelterless persons, destitute women, etc. who might be genuinely eligible under NFSA but not having ration cards so far. States/UTs were also advised to organize  special  drives,  camps, etc.  to  facilitate  the  identification  and inclusion of maximum eligible and vulnerable persons under NFSA within their respective NFSA coverage limits.


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