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Kejriwal to Implement Doorstep Ration Delivery Scheme Without Name

The Delhi Cabinet has approved the implementation of the scheme by dropping the name.

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After the Centre discontinued the Delhi government’s doorstep delivery of ration scheme, also known as MMGGRY (Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, 24 March, decided to implement the programme without a name, reported ANI.

The approval for the implementation of the scheme by dropping the name has been approved by the Delhi cabinet. The proposal will now be sent to the central government for approval.

The scheme that was scheduled to be launched on 25 March under the name of Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana was stopped by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs. It was said that the subsidised food grains being allocated by the department for distribution under the National Food Security Act ( NFSA) can only be used under NFSA and not under any state-specific or other scheme under a different name.

The consumer affairs ministry said that the use of new nomenclature or scheme name for distribution of NFSA food grains by the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is not permissible.

Under the targeted public distribution system, the Kejriwal government is planning to provide packaged wheat flour, packaged rice and packaged sugar.

(With inputs from ANI)

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