Clear pending applications of food security beneficiaries, collectors told

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday directed the district collectors for immediate coverage of poor, distressed and eligible beneficiaries whose applications are still pending under the State Food Security Scheme.

Food supplies and consumer welfare department commissioner-cum-secretary Vir Vikram Yadav, in a letter to the district collectors, said, “There are still 2,28,343 applications are pending under the State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) for field verification in 30 districts.”

While 1,151 applications are pending in Angul districts, 2,048 in 16 Kandhamal, 8,670 in Balasore, 28,362 in Kendrapara, 534 in Bargarh, 7,527 in Keonjhar, 7,697 in Bhadrak, 3,450 in Khruda, 19,186 in Bolangir, 602 in Koraput, 3,745 in Boudh, 410 in Malkangiri, 850 in Cuttack and 379 in Mayurbhanj.

Similarly, 88 applications are pending in Deogarh, 529 in Nabarangpur, 7,267 in Dhenkanal, 11,952 in Nayagarh, 13 in Gajapati, 7,485 in Nuapada, 63,156 in Ganjam, 23,472 in Puri, 295 in Rayagada, 13,600 in Jajpur 696 in Sambalpur, 1,113 in Jharsuguda, 5,041 in Sonepur, 4,658 in Kalahandi and 3,333 in Sundargarh district.

“The pending applications need to be verified immediately and necessary movement to eligible or ineligible list should be done in the database by December 7. However, receipt and digitization of fresh applications should continue on regular basis,” Yadav said.

Yadav further said that the districts which require additional target for deficit Blocks/ULBs or need readjustment of the existing target should submit the requisition at the earliest.

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