Innovations ensure food supply to needy during pandemic

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News: The innovations adopted by the Rajasthan government’s Food and Civil Supplies Department have ensured food supply to the poor and needy people across the State during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facts:

  • Rajasthan Government procured a record 22 lakh tonnes of wheat and has ensured Free distribution of foodgrains benefited 4.46 crore people registered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by adopting several innovative methods.
  • What were the innovative methods adopted? Government ensured that 50% of fair price shops provided door to door delivery of wheat and pulses.
  • A dedicated control room working round the clock was established to monitor the grievance of the affected and stranded people.
  • The feedback obtained by the consumer helpline from the PDS beneficiaries and dealers, kirana shop owners and wholesalers was analysed daily and improvements made in the system.