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One Family, One Identity Scheme

  • 21 Jun 2024
  • 3 min read

Why in News?

Recently, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the process of issuing 'Family ID' to each family in the state and instructed for its quick implementation.

  • He emphasized that the Family IDs are being issued to ensure government benefits for every family and employment opportunities for at least one member.

Key Points

  • Under the "One Family, One Identity" scheme, each family receives a unique ID to create a comprehensive live database of family units in the state.
  • This database will improve the management of beneficiary-oriented schemes, timely targeting, transparent operations, and ensure 100% delivery of schemes to eligible people by simplifying access.
    • Approximately 15.07 crore people from 3.60 crore families in Uttar Pradesh are benefiting from the National Food Security Act 2013, using their ration card numbers as their Family IDs.
    • Over 1 lakh families without ration cards have been issued Family IDs.

National Food Security Act, 2013

  • Notified on: 10th September, 2013.
  • Objective:
    • To provide for food and nutritional security in the human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantities of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity.
  • Coverage:
  • Eligibility:
    • Priority Households to be covered under TPDS, according to guidelines by the State government.
    • Households covered under existing Antyodaya Anna Yojana.
  • Provisions:
    • 5 Kgs of foodgrains per person per month at Rs. 3/2/1 per Kg for rice/wheat/coarse grains.
    • The existing AAY household will continue to receive 35 Kgs of foodgrains per household per month.
    • Meal and maternity benefit of not less than Rs. 6,000 to pregnant women and lactating mothers during pregnancy and six months after the child birth.
    • Meals for children up to 14 years of age.
    • Food security allowance to beneficiaries in case of non-supply of entitled foodgrains or meals.
    • Setting up of grievance redressal mechanisms at the district and state level.
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