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Odisha: There is a disturbance in this plan of PM Modi, BJP MPs demand investigation from the Union Minister


PTI, Bhubaneshwar

Published by: Sanjeev Kumar Jha
Updated Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:58 PM IST

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BJP MPs including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnav submitted a memorandum to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal in New Delhi in this matter.

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A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party MPs from Odisha on Thursday urged the Center to probe alleged irregularities in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) in the state. BJP MPs including Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnav submitted a memorandum to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, urging the Center to issue directions to the State Government to take necessary action for reforms. Did.

The MPs alleged that there are huge discrepancies between the allocation made by the Center and the distribution of food grains in the state under PMGKAY and NFSA. The presence of dead people has also been recorded in the list of NFSA (National Food Security Act) ration card holders prepared by the Odisha government. He informed that under PMGKAY scheme, out of 92.83 lakh NFSA cardholders in Odisha, 87.39 lakh beneficiaries in May and 88.23 lakh beneficiaries in June were distributed free food grains. Similarly, under the NFSA scheme, food grains were distributed to 88.76 lakh beneficiaries in May and 88.72 lakh in June.

Discrepancies in these figures not only point to irregularities at the state level, but also point to the registration of names of deceased beneficiaries. The MPs said that there have been reports in the media of smuggling of ration in the open market at the cost of the poor and needy, due to which people are starving.

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A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party MPs from Odisha on Thursday urged the Center to probe alleged irregularities in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) in the state. BJP MPs including Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnav submitted a memorandum to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, urging the Center to issue directions to the State Government to take necessary action for reforms. Did.

The MPs alleged that there are huge discrepancies between the allocation made by the Center and the distribution of food grains in the state under PMGKAY and NFSA. The presence of dead people has also been recorded in the list of NFSA (National Food Security Act) ration card holders prepared by the Odisha government. He informed that under PMGKAY scheme, out of 92.83 lakh NFSA cardholders in Odisha, 87.39 lakh beneficiaries in May and 88.23 lakh beneficiaries in June were distributed free food grains. Similarly, under the NFSA scheme, food grains were distributed to 88.76 lakh beneficiaries in May and 88.72 lakh in June.

Discrepancies in these figures not only point to irregularities at the state level, but also point to the registration of names of deceased beneficiaries. The MPs said that there have been reports in the media of smuggling of ration in the open market at the cost of the poor and needy, due to which people are starving.

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