Sukhbir orders fresh survey to include eligible families under Atta-Dal scheme

Chandigarh/July 4
Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday ordered the fresh survey of Blue Card holders (beneficiaries of Atta-Daal scheme) to include all eligible poor families within the ambit of this scheme.
Sukhbir Badal while presiding over a meeting to review welfare schemes, said that he was getting reports that certain eligible poor families were left out during the old survey of the scheme and were unable to get the benefit of the scheme.
Badal asked Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, SK Sandhu to issue directions to all Deputy Commissioners in the state to launch a fresh survey of the scheme to include all eligible poor families in the scheme.
He said that a door to door survey should be organized in every village and town to ensure that no poor family was left out of scope of this scheme.
He also released Rs 180 crore for the Atta-Daal scheme and said that it was only scheme in the country under which 16 lakh families were getting 35kg of wheat and 4 kg of pulses under highly subsidized rates.
Badal added that it should be ensured that every beneficiary family of the scheme should get the allocated ration by the 7th of every month.