New Atta Dal Scheme in Punjab / पंजाब आटा दाल योजना

पंजाब आटा दाल योजना (हिंदी में)

On the occasion of the 61st Independence Day, New Atta-Dal Scheme launched by state Government of Punjab (Department of Food , Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs) in 2007 for distributing food grain at the subsidized rate. Under this scheme, Punjab government distributed food grains at the highly subsidized rate to the poor below poverty line (BPL) families.

In this scheme, food grain are provided to around 1.42 crores beneficiaries in the state. In 2013, the government renewed this scheme and decided to add more families to the beneficiaries list. The BPL and AAY (Antodiya) ration card holders also eligible for the New Atta-Dal Scheme. Under the new scheme, the government decided to double the number of people who would benefit from the scheme. People who own less than 2.5 acres of land and have income of less than 60,000 per annum are eligible for New Atta-Dal Scheme. In 2013 announcement by the government to launch the New Atta dal scheme, 13.5 lakh new beneficiary families were added to the list of beneficiaries. The objective of New Atta-Dal Scheme is to provide food grains to the BPL families on really low economical rates. The price of the food is increasing day by day and under such circumstances, the condition of the poor families has become even worse since they do not have enough money to purchase food grains at market rates. This is a very nobal initiative taken by Punjab Government for helping poor and deprived families to provide them wheat and rice at low price

Benefits of New Atta Dal Scheme:

  • Beneficiaries will get food grains at highly subsidized rate in Punjab
  • Beneficiary family will be entitled for 2.5 Kg of grains at subsidized rate
  • The distribution will be done at the doorstep of the beneficiary directly by the department

Eligibility for New Atta Dal Scheme:

  1. Beneficiary must be resident of Punjab state
  2. The BPL and AAY (Antodiya) ration card holders are eligible for the new New Atta Dal Scheme in Punjab
  3. People who own less than 2.5 acres of land are eligible for this scheme
  4. Applicant families annual income should be less than Rs. 60,000/-

Documents required for New Atta-Dal Scheme:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. BPL card
  3. Antyodaya ration cards
  4. Passport size photos

How to apply for New Atta-Dal Scheme:

  1. Applicant contact food officer in respective district/Taluka in Punjab
  2. Applicant also contact gram panchayat, Zilla Parishad or block officer in the Punjab

References & details:

  1. For more details about New Atta Dal Scheme visit:
  2. Department of Food ,Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs

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