CM announced, State Food Security Scheme, Registration of ration card applications: now online
Bhubaneswar: “Food security for all – I will not allow any poor person to be deprived of food security.”
State Food Security Scheme:
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced such a big and important step to make his ideology a reality. From the registration of food procurement and consumer welfare to the procurement of ration card applications, all work will be done through the online system. The event kicked off via video conferencing. “People can now get all the benefits from sitting at home,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that such a program has been launched as an important step towards transparency and efficiency. The state government is committed to protecting people’s food. In addition to the National Food Security Scheme, the state government has covered 2.5 million people in the State Food Security Scheme (excluding the National Scheme). More than 3.5 crore people across the state are involved in food security.
Informing that people across the state are directly connected to the Department of Food Supply, the Chief Minister said that there is a need for greater awareness of the online system so that the general public can benefit effectively from change. So the Chief Minister directed the departmental officials to report on how many people used the online facility during the month.
The Chief Minister unveiled a book, “Making of a Food Safe Odisha,” which contains all the information about the vast changes that have taken place in Odisha over the last 20 years in the field of food security.
Currently, the Department of Food Supply and Consumer Welfare has launched an online service for six services. These include the registration of farmers for the sale of paddy, the application and amendment of ration cards, the payment of license fees for affordable shops, and the payment of food grains by affordable shops. All of these facilities can be found at www.foododisha.in at the Citizen Services link, the government said.
Speaking on the occasion, Food Supply Minister Ranendra Pratap Swamy said the department was committed to making major changes under the five programs. These online services today can be said to be an important step in this direction. Secretary Vir Bikram Yadav welcomed everyone and gave a presentation on the new service. The Joint Secretary of the Department offered his thanks.
The event was graced by Suresh Chandra Mohapatra of the Development Commission, R.K. Sharma, Chief Secretary, Agriculture, Sourav Garg, Chief Secretary, Finance, AK Meena, and Chief Minister’s Secretary (5-T) V.K. The Pandian chief was present.
Various district commissioners and field staff from the food supply department participated in the event.