New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Cabinet has cleared the 'Chief Minister Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna', a scheme to provide doorstep delivery of PDS ration, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. Hailing the scheme as a "revolutionary step", the Delhi chief minister said that once implemented, people of the national capital won't have to stand in queues outside ration shops.

"Today the Cabinet cleared the "Chief Minister Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana". On implementation of this, the ration will be sent to people's houses, they will not have to come to the ration shop. This is a very revolutionary step. For years, our dream was that the poor should get ration with respect, today that dream is fulfilled," Kejriwal said.

Home delivery of ration was among the major poll promises made by the Kejriwal government during the Delhi elections. The implementation of the scheme, he said, will take six to seven months as it involves tendering, appointing consultants etc.

 

"Ration and PDS are very close to my heart. 15 years ago, Manish (deputy CM) and I were activists. We would fight against the system to ensure the poor got ration. We did not know back then that God would give us the opportunity to enter the system and fix it from within. This is a dream come true for me," the Delhi CM said.

In April this year, the doorstep delivery of ration was launched across Delhi's containment zones in view of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown to contain its spread. The scheme will now be implemented in all areas of the national capital.

A proposal to launch doorstep delivery of ration to all 72 lakh PDS beneficiaries in Delhi was cleared by the Kejriwal government in March 2018. However, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal didn't clear the scheme at that time and asked the Delhi government to take the opinion of the Narendra Modi Government at Centre.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma