Grain ATMs to dispense ration to beneficiaries in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Soon, grain ATMs will dispense ration to Food Security Act beneficiaries in Odisha, informed Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak in the State Legislative Assembly, today.

The facility will be introduced in the urban areas of the state in the preliminary phase. Initially, the service will be available in Bhubaneswar, the minister said.

A special code card will be provided to the beneficiaries to avail the service. The state government has been chalking out plan in this regard, he added.

Worth mentioning, the Odisha Government and the World Food Programme (WFP) had signed four partnership agreements and initiated six new projects in 2021.

Transformation of the public distribution system and paddy procurement, grain ATM and smart mobile storage units are some of the projects.

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