January 26, 2019
Bangla to observe Khadya Sathi Dibas today
January 27 is celebrated as Khadya Sathi Dibas by the Bangla Government. On this day in 2016, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched the Khadya Sathi Scheme, hence the commemoration.
Khadya Sathi Scheme is a flagship scheme and one of the most successful schemes of the Bangla Government.
Nearly 9 crore people of the State, or nearly 90 per cent of the population, get foodgrains at Rs 2 per kg under this scheme. As a component of this scheme, 100 per cent digitisation of ration cards has been completed.
Now, across the length and breadth of the State, lakhs and lakhs of people do not have to worry about sufficient nourishing food. There are even special packages for the Jangalmahal region, Cyclone Aila-affected families, unwilling land-giving farmers of Singur, workers and non-workers of closed tea gardens, Hill areas, Toto tribe (staying in Totopara), and other destitute and homeless people.
Also a part of this, from FY 2014-15, is free-of-cost nutritional support to approximately 5,200 severely acute malnourished (SAM) children and their mothers. The monthly package consists of 5 kg rice, 2.5 kg wheat, 1 kg masoor dal and 1 kg Bengal gram.
The scheme is implemented through a strong network of public distribution and food storage system.