Application in Supreme Court seeks extension of Atma Nirbhar Scheme for provision of rations to migrant workers for at least 12 months

The application points out that while the Atma Nirbhar Scheme was announced by the Centre for the benefit of the 8 crore migrants workers, it was in effect only for a period of two months - May and June.
Application in Supreme Court seeks extension of Atma Nirbhar Scheme for provision of rations to migrant workers for at least 12 months
Migrants and Supreme Court

An application has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking the extension of provision of rations to stranded migrant workers under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan Scheme.

The scheme, introduced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, provides that migrant workers who are not beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act or the state Public Distribution System will be provided 5 kg of grains per person and 1 kg of chana per family per month for two months.

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