Anna Bhagya Scheme in Karnataka 2018-19 [Ration Card, Coupon, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Documents]
It is the responsibility of any state government to provide good quality food for all. The purchasing capacity of the rich differs from that of the poor. Without the assistance of the state government, it will be impossible for poor people to get good quality food grains. Government owned ration shops distribute food grains at low rates to the poor. Karnataka state authority implemented Anna Bhagya Scheme to offer better facilities for people from economically weaker sections.
|Name of the scheme
|Anna Bhagya Scheme
|Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
|2013 – 2014
|Food & Civil Supplies Department
- Offering food security – Food prices are going off the charts. It has made it all the more difficult for poor people to attain proper nutrition. With the launch of this project, state government of Karnataka has secured food grain availability for the poor.
- Offering quality food grains at low cost – The scheme will ensure that poor households, living within the borders of Karnataka will receive adequate food grains at very low costs.
- Budget for the scheme – The successful implementation of the scheme will require allocation of around 4,400 crore by the state government.
- Arrangements for BPL families – All BPL families will receive 1kh sugar, salt and palm oil. Apart from this, they will also receive 35kg food grains (Rice/ Wheat / Ragi) along with 5 liter kerosene oil from the ration shops.
- Arrangement for APL families – People, belonging to the above poverty level will be allowed to receive 5kg food grain for each member, in case there is only one person in the family. In case there are more members, then they will have to purchase rice at Rs. 15/kg and wheat at Rs. 19/kg.
- Distribution of grains – The distribution of food grains and oil will be done from government run ration shops. Other than this, it can also be distributed from government fair price shops.
- Grain amount per family – One-member family will receive 10kg food grains, while any family with two members will receive 20kg food grains. In case the family member number is more than 3 then that family will receive 30kg grains. If there are 10 members in any household, they will receive 70kg grains.
Eligibility for application
- Resident of Karnataka – Only the legal residents of Karnataka will be allowed to fill the application form and enroll under this scheme.
- BPL category – The main purpose of this project is to offer high quality food grains to people at low rates. Thus, all applicants, interested in getting these perks must belong to BPL category.
Documents required for application
- Residential certificate – The state government has announced that this scheme will offer food grains at low rates to only those who are legal residents of this area. Thus, all applicants must submit their residential proof certificates with enrollment forms.
- Aadhar card – Submitting a copy of the Aadhar card is a must for all applicants. This document will make it easy for the officers to check personal details and conduct background checks to establish the authenticity of data.
- BPL certificate – As the scheme is meant to offer relief to people falling under the poverty line, they need to submit their BPL certificates with the enrollment document.
- Ration card – Apart from this, applicants also need to furnish their BPL ration cards. This ration card is issued from the ration office.
How to apply for the scheme?[Application Form]
- Deserving and interested candidates can apply for this scheme via offline basis.
- Applicants have to get to their nearest gram panchayat office or district office.
- From there, they can collect the BPL application form. After filling in this application form, applicants need to submit it, along with necessary documents.
- Once the BPL certificates are issued, applicants need to get to the ration card office in the respective area.
- Here, candidates need to fill another form to get their BPL ration card.
- When the applicants get their BPL ration cards, they can get low price food grains at ration of fair price shops.
Anna Bhagya Coupon or Ration Card
It has mentioned in the scheme that people need to possess their ration cards to get food grains at low cost. For easier distribution, the state government had decided to come up with coupon systems. Families were asked to collect coupons from special coupon centers to attain their monthly quota of grains. Before the establishment of these coupon centers opened, these were handed out from village panchayat centers. But most commoners were not happy with the coupon system as they were not getting sufficient coupons. It seems that the ration card is the best alternative.
In latest developments, it has been mentioned that BPL homes will receive 5 kg rice completely free of cost. Apart from this, these households will also get half kg toor dal and 1kg palm oil at low rates. They will also receive 1kg iron and iodine containing salt along with 1kg sugar. These amounts will be given to all individuals who have a legal BPL card.
It is rather difficult for the poor people to purchase nutritious food at high prices. With the implementation of this project, the state wants to offer them good food at low costs. Thus, they no longer have to worry about going to bed on an empty stomach. Studies also suggest that with the implementation of this scheme, there has been a drop in school dropouts as well.
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