Delhi Mukhyamantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana 2021 – Doorstep (Home) Delivery of Ration Scheme

Covid-19 has indeed compelled people to come up with innovative solutions where not only are people helped, but help is provided with due diligence to social distancing norms. While the central government announced free ration for ration card holders for several months, there would often be people crowding Ration shops, not wanting to miss out on the free ration offered – after all these are dire times and the ration is essentiality.

In order to solve the problem of people crowding outside ration shops and putting themselves at risk of contracting Covid-19, and to also provide ration for people who need it the most, the government of Delhi came up with a unique solution which has now been rolled out as a government scheme – Delhi Mukhyamantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana.

What is the Mukhyamantri Ghar Ghar Ration yojana?

The scheme essentially ensures the home delivery of ration. The prime objective of the scheme is to ensure that no poor person in the NCT of Delhi is left deprived of the subsidized ration offered by the government of India.

According to the scheme’s implementation, wheat, flour, rice and sugar are delivered home in packed bags and the deliveries are made with social distancing protocols followed.

This doorstep ration delivery is expected to be rolled out in the next two to three months. Moreover, availing subsidized ration from the Public Distribution System (PDS) shop will now be optional in Delhi.

How will the ration reach households under this scheme?

CM of Delhi mentioned that the wheat would be taken from FCI Warehouse for grinding and then it would be packed and sent to several ration card holder’s addresses. Other essential items like rice, sugar would also be packed and sent. After the packing is complete, a facilitator would be in charge of delivering the ration at the home of the ration card holder.

Ration Home delivery Implementation status

The implementation of the Home Delivery of Ration will start in the next few months. The scheme will ensure that the poor people of Delhi get to avail of the services rightfully designed for them in a dignified manner.

In the last couple of months, even with lockdown restrictions, people often were seen crowding outside PDS shops for availing free ration. This got them exposed to higher risks of contracting the disease, for which the lockdown restrictions were imposed in the first place.

Considering how counterproductive the public service of providing free ration was turning out eventually, the CM of Delhi announced the Ghar Ghar ration yojana. The logistics of carrying out the said yojana still stands to be confirmed and further details will be provided soon.

Summing it up

The pandemic surely has taught everyone invaluable lessons. Governments all around the world have resorted to means that were never thought of before. Unique and innovative ways around a certain problem can be and have been figured out by the government in the last few months. This innovative scheme, right at the outset seems to be an instant hit among the masses even in the long run.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.