In the first phase, the food kits will be distributed to 5.95 lakh AAY card-holders (yellow ration cards).
The fee has to be paid for services such as adding names, removing names, change in taluk, and address change.
As per the scheme, those applying for the new ration cards will be given the electronic card.
The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana was announced in 2020 for three months till July and later extended till November to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the poor.
The government aims to distribute more than 100,000 tonnes (10 crore kilogram) of rice throughout the state in the weeks ahead of the polls scheduled for April 6.
America, which enslaved us for 200 years, ruled all over the world...the empire on which the sun never set, is today struggling, Rawat said referring to the pandemic.
When the project is implemented, ration card owners can take a printout of their ration card to purchase items.
This would be the fifth category of ration cards in the state. Only individuals instead of families would be eligible, though conditions apply.
The allocation for food subsidy is likely to go up to Rs 1.22 trillion to 1.24 trillion mainly due to fiscal constraints.
The chief minister inaugurated the state-wide distribution of free grocery kits to 88 lakh ration cardholders through video conference and said the scheme will continue until December.