Scheme For Supply of Food grains to Welfare Institutions

 

2.90     With a view to meet the requirement of Hostels /Welfare Institutions viz. . N.G.Os/ Charitable Institutions which help the shelterless/homeless poor and other categories not covered under TPDS or under any other Welfare Schemes, an additional allocation of foodgrains (rice and wheat) not exceeding 5% of the BPL allocation of each State/UT is made to States/UTs at BPL rates. This scheme was initially introduced in 2002-03 to liquidate the stocks of foodgrains. Even though stock position of foodgrains in the Central Pool in recent years were not comfortable, the scheme has been continued.
2.91     During 2005-06, the allocation and offtake of foodgrains under the scheme were reviewed on recommendation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Food. The allocation to the States/UTs accordingly was rationalized w.e.f. August, 2005 on the basis of average offtake of previous three years.
 
2.92     Allocation/offtake of foodgrains under the scheme during the 10th Plan period and the first four years of the 11th Plan - 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and current year 2011-12 are as under:-
                                                                    Figures in lakh tons

 
ALLOCATION
OFFTAKE
Year
RICE
WHEAT
TOTAL
RICE
WHEAT
TOTAL
2002-03
6.58
4.53 
11.11
1.30
0.14
1.44
2003-04
6.25
5.19
11.44
3.15
0.23
3.38
2004-05
 6.06
4.80
10.86
1.94 
0.75
2.69
2005-06
3.47
2.44
5.91
2.37
0.27
2.64
2006-07
3.26
0.57
3.83
2.76
0.25
3.01
2007-08
2.13
0.57
2.70
1.61
0.33
1.94
2008-09
2.96
1.12
4.08
2.43
0.41
2.84
2009-10
2.51
0.61
3.12
2.67
0.66
3.33
2010-11
2.96
0.87
3.83
2.45
0.58
3.03
2011-12
1.44
0.52
1.96
1.00
0.25
1.25*

*Offtake upto Sept, 2011
Note:- The data includes Offtake to SC/ST/OBC Hostels.