Antyodaya Anna yojana has been launched by the Hon'ble Prime Minister
of India on the 25th December,2000. This
scheme reflects the commitment of
the Government of India to ensure food security for all create a
hunger free India in the next five years and to reform
and improve the Public Distribution System so as to serve
the poorest of the poor in rural and urban areas. It is for the
poorest of poor that the Antyodya Anna Yojana
has been conserved. It is estimated
that 5% of population are unable to get two square meals a
day on a sub stained basis through out the year. Their purchasing
power is so low that they are not in a position
to buy food grains round the year even at BPL rates. It is this
5% of out population (5 crores of people or 1 crore families)
which constitutes the target group of Antyodaya Anna Yojana.
SCALE AND ISSUE PRICE
Antyodaya Anna Yojana contemplates identification of one crore families
out of the number of BPL families who would be provided food grains at
the rate of 35 Kg per family per month. The food grains will be issued
by the Government of India @ Rs.2/- per Kg for wheat and Rs. 3/- per Kg
for rice. The Government of India suggests that in view of abject poverty
of this group of beneficiaries, the State Government may ensure that the
end retail price is retained at Rs.2/-per Kg for wheat and Rs.3/- per
Kg. for rice.
The most crucial element for ensuring the success of Antyodaya Anna
Yojana is the correct identification of Antyodaya families. It is estimated
that there are 6.52 crore families below poverty line in the country as
on 01-03-2000. These families are being provided food grains under the
TPDS at highly subsidised rates. One crore Antyodaya families would constitute
about 15.33% of the BPL families in the country. The identification of
these families will have to be carried out by the State Government/UT
administrations, from amongst the number of BPL families within the state.
The following steps are
suggested for identification of Antyodaya families.
The number of Antyodaya families has been indicated for each State/Ut.
The State/UT may, in turn, distribute this number among the various districts.
Keeping in view the incidence of poverty and backwardness etc for which
primary data would be available with the States UTs from various sources.
(b) Similarly, in the districts the number of Antyodaya families can
again be distributed among various Panchayats and the municipal areas.
(c) District Collectors may then start the process of identification
after giving it wide publicity. This work may be taken up as a campaign
so that people are aware of the process and procedure adopted for identification
of beneficiaries under the scheme.
(d) District Collectors may press into service all district level
officers working with them for supervising the process of identification
in various Development Blocks.
(e) At the Block level, each Panchayat may be assigned to an Officer
of Revenue, Development of some other Department who should be held accountable
for proper identification of beneficiaries.
(f) In each Panchayat , in the first phase, a tentative list of
the poorest of the poor may be drawn up keeping in view the overall number
of the families allotted to the Panchayat.
(g) The State Government/UT Administration may devise a suitable
form for identifying the beneficiary families under the scheme. the data
contained in the form should be verified by the Officer nominated for
this purpose. The Officer verifying should be held accountable for the
(h) Once the tentative list for a Panchayat is ready, in the second
phase, a meeting of the Gram Sabha may be held. This meeting should be
attended by the Officer, who has been assigned the particular Panchayat.
The officer should ensure that the meeting of gram Sabha is held when
there is quorum.
(i) The tentative list may be read-out in the meeting of the Gram
Sabha and the Gram Sabha may finalise the list of beneficiaries and arrange
the names in the order of priority with the family mentioned at Sl.No.1
as the most deserving.
(j) Once the list is approved by the Gram Sabha, it may be consolidated
at the Bloch and then at the District level.
(k) In the case of urban areas the State Government/UT Administration
may also undertake a similar exercise by involving the urban Local Bodies.
The Preliminary identification may be downward-wise by the Chief Executive
of the Urban Local Body with the help of the officers/officials working
under him. The Preliminary list of beneficiaries may be given wide publicity
and also displayed at the Ward Level inviting objections. After going
through this process, the consolidated list for the Urban Local Body and
its approval obtained. In case where elected bodies in rural/urban
areas are not in position, the State Government/UT Administration may
evolve a suitable mechanism for identification of beneficiaries in an
impartial and objective manner.
OF RATION CARDS
After the identification of Antyodaya families, distinctive ration
cards to be known a "Antyodaya Ration Card" should be issued
to the Antyodaya families by the designated authority. The ration card
should have the necessary details about the Antyodaya family, scale of
and how to apply?
As this scheme is for poorest
of the poor families so the person have to contact
1.For Rural Area: The person living in rural area have to apply
on a plain paper with details of his family members income etc. to
the Panchayat of his area for this scheme. Gram Sabha will
decide whether the family is eligible to be taken under the Scheme
or not. After the selection of families the list will be further approved
by the Department of Rural Development, Himachal Pradesh and the
Ration Card will be issued by the Panchayat Secretary/Panchayat Sahayak of the concerned
Urban Area: The person living
in the urban area will have to apply on plain paper to Notified Area Committee.
After the selection of the families the list will be further approved
by the Urban Development Department and the Ration Card will be
issued by Food & Supplies Officer/Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department of that area.
or the Certificate to the effect that the applicant was not holding any
ration card previously. The affidavit to this effect from the applicant
that he didnít hold any ration card previously must be submitted.
to be filled
2.The income certificate of the family to be issued by the concerned
Patwari of that area.
No form to be filled
No fee will be charged.