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5 Kg Free ration in May and June amid COVID-19 Second wave Latest Circular

Central government Big announcement for poor people : 5 kg free ration in May and June amid COVID-19 second wave.

The Centre will spend more than Rs 26,000 crore on this initiative that has been taken in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.

In a big relief to the poorer sections of the society amid the devastating second wave of coronavirus pandemic, the Central government on Friday announced that it will provide free food grains under the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana for the months of May and June, 2021.

 a statement released by the Government of India, 5 kilogram free food grains will be provided to around 80 crore beneficiaries in the country.

The Centre will spend more than Rs 26,000 crore on this initiative that has been taken in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.


The announcement has come as India continues to shatter all ‘records’ on the coronavirus front. The country recorded more than 3.32 lakh new coronavirus cases in a single day on Friday.

 Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) aims at providing food security to the poor in Gujarat State. The Directorate of Food and Civil Supplies functioning under the direction, superintendence and control of the Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department of Government of Gujarat plays an important role in the implementation of TPDS in the State. 

Each month, for smooth and efficient functioning of the supply chain of commodities under TPDS, not only it coordinates with various agencies but also carries out monitoring and supervision on a day to day basis.

 In addition, it also monitors and regulates supplies in essential commodities specified under the Essential Commodities Act and implements provisions of various Rules and Control Orders there under.

All the ration card holders in the state will be provided with the required items under the targeted public distribution system as per the category of ration card during the month in what quantity and price.  For his information, the state's ration card holders are widely publicized in the daily newspapers of Jog Agattya.

Vigilance system

 Necessary items are distributed at concessional rates.  This means that essential commodities are distributed at a price lower than the market price.  Details of any irregularities at the level of government agencies such as Food Corporation of India (FCI), Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation (GSCSC), Kerosene Agents / Fairies, Fair Price Shopkeepers etc. 

 You can file a complaint by calling on the free phone or you can also provide information in the form of feedback on this website.

 Rural and urban vigilance committees

 Vigilance committees have been appointed in rural and urban areas per area of ​​fair price shops.  In these committees, besides the Sarpanch of the Gram Panchayat, Talati, a woman member of the Gram Panchayat, two of the card holders below the poverty line are nominated as members. 

 This vigilance committee is to monitor the revenue and distribution of essential items at the fair price shop.  As well as the stock register and sales register etc. kept at the fair price shop has to be checked regularly.

 The Office of the Director, Food and Civil Supplies Controller, as well as the District Supply Officer and Mamlatdar Shri  Ensuring that the provision is complied with, in cases where there is a breach, action is taken by the officer to seize the quantity of essential items.  

Detention measures are also taken under the Art Market Prevention Act as per police complaint and requirement in cases of serious offenses.

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 Monitoring of essential commodity prices

 Among the essential commodities, the prices of about 72 important commodities in the open market on a daily basis are collected from all the district headquarters of the state.  

Out of which the prices of the four main price monitoring centers of the state (1) Ahmedabad city, (2) Kutch-Bhuj, (3) Surat and (3) Rajkot headquarters are sent to the Central Government on a daily basis.

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