3611 mt of grains to be distributed at Rs 2 per kg to the beneficiaries of Atta Dal scheme


DC-Dr-Basant-Garg-1NewZNew (Bathinda) : The work on distributing 10 months’ ration to beneficiaries in Bathinda district has begun and 4000 quintals of grains have already been distributed under Atta-Dal Scheme. With 5 kg of grain being given per person, 3611 MT of grains will be distributed, which will cover the ten months’ period from December 2014 to September 2015. The wheat is being distributed at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. Besides this today (on July 29) the district administration is holding camps in villages and wards of cities to re-verify the cases of blue card holders omitted and re-instate their benefits if the  documents are found genuine. Specially organized teams are conducting these camps.

Giving this information here today the Deputy Commissioner Dr Basant Garg stated that after re-verification 1, 88, 116 holders of blue cards (atta-dal scheme beneficiaries) have been found genuine and on the directions of Punjab government these beneficiaries are being distributed grains. He added that in last few days 4000 quintals of grains has been distributed in district that includes 1000 quintals distributed at Bathinda, 690 quintals distributed at Goniana, 1000 quintals distributed at Nathana, 800 quintals distributed at Rampura, 450 quintals distributed at Maur Mandi, 100 quintal distributed at Ramnagar, 340 quintals distributed at Talwandi Sabo and 101 quintals distributed at Raman Mandi centers. He added that Punjab government has allocated 3611 MT of wheat.

Dr Garg said that the distribution schedule has been formed in such a way that it is mandatory for every depot holders to distribute grains in the presence of a committee formed for the same and the officials of food supplies department.

He added that the families, whose blue cards were omitted during last verification drive, are being given another chance to get their documents checked and benefits reinstated for which camps are being held in villages and wards on July 29 so that no genuine beneficiary is left out. He added that camps will be held in villages, towns and cities on July 29 Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Deputy Commissioner appealed left out beneficiaries to visit these camps. He added that SDM Bathinda, SDM Maur, SDM Talwandi Sabo and SDM Rampura Phul have been deputed as overall supervisors while at block level BDPOs and at nagar council level the executive officers will supervise.