Khadya Sathi Scheme
The main purpose of Khadya Sathi project is to ensure food and nutrition by supply of food to the people from backward classes/ pavement dwellers/ aila, drought affected people etc.
Name of the Department: Food and Supply Department
Purpose of the project: The main purpose of this project is to ensure food and nutrition by supply of food. Under this project about 8 crore 66 lac people, that is almost 90.6% of population, would come under food security. With the inspiration of Chief Minister Mamata Bandyopadhyay, Khadya Sathi Project under RKSY has come into effect throughout the state from 27 January, 2016, for those who had not been earmarked under NFSA backward in socio-economic terms.
The backward classes include people from primitive tribal groups, workers of closed tea gardens, pavement dwellers of Kolkata, ‘Aila’ affected people, drought affected of Purulia, residents of Darjeeling hill area and inhabitants of Jangalmahal. They will get food-grains at the rate of Rs. 2/- per Kg.
A special coupon has been introduced jointly with Food and Supplies Department for all mothers and babies admitted in Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres. 5 Kg of rice, 2.5 kg of wheat, 1 kg pulses and 1 Kg of grams will be provided to them against this coupon.
Above all, initiative has been taken by the government to digitise all ration cards of the state.
Contact: Office of the Block Development Officer or Food Inspector.
FOOD & SUPPLY DEPARTMENT
Officer & Staff Name with Designation:
Pratim Chakroborty, INSP F & S
Rakib Dhali, DEO
Kalikrishna Mondal, Gr D