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Centre Stalls Delhi Govt’s Doorstep Delivery of Ration Scheme, AAP Questions Whether BJP Is Backing Ration Mafias

According to the information, the Delhi government had last week announced to start doorstep delivery of ration in the capital from 25th March.

 

New Delhi| Amid the ongoing tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over the power of governance in Delhi, the Modi government today gave a big blow to Arvind Kejriwal. The Central govt has stalled the AAP chief’s pet project “Mukhyamantri Ghar-Ghar Ration Yojana” -Doorstep Delivery of Ration scheme before its rollout from March 25.

The Central Government has written in a letter to the Food Supply Secretary of the Delhi Government not to initiate the scheme, while the Kejriwal government had also floated a tender for the scheme and was to be launched from 25 March. After this move of the Centre, the AAP has asked why the Modi government is against abolishing the ration mafia?

A statement was released on Friday by the Delhi government. According to the statement, the central government has banned the doorstep delivery scheme of ration to be started on 25 March in Delhi. The Centre has said that it provides ration to the states under the National Food Security Act, so there should be no change in it.

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According to the information, the Delhi government had last week announced to start doorstep delivery of ration in the capital from 25th March. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was to inaugurate the “Mukhyamantri Ghar-Ghar Ration Yojana” with ration delivery to 100 households in the Seemapuri circle and the scheme was to start from April 1 in the rest of the other circles.

The AAP government claims that once the doorstep delivery system of ration is introduced, it will help to stop the black marketing of ration in the capital and put an end to the ration mafia.

The scheme was to start much earlier, but the scheme was delayed due to non-installation of biometric machines at ration shops. However, an action plan had already been issued by the government regarding the scheme to provide ration to the households.

It is worth mentioning that under the Chief Minister’s door-to-door ration scheme, there was a plan to provide ration to 17 lakh people in all the 70 assemblies of Delhi.

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