Khadya Sathi is a Scheme undertaken by the state government of West Bengal. It is one of the schemes of the West Bengal government to reduce poverty.
The Khadya Sathi Prakalpa has been launched as per the plan of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee.
The Scheme is aimed at selling or distributing rice as well as other food items among the poor people of West Bengal at very nominal prices.
What is the Khadya Sathi Scheme 2023?
The West Bengal government has launched varieties of schemes to eliminate poverty and ensure the well-being of the people of the state.
|Name of the scheme||Khadya Sathi Prakalpa, West Bengal|
|Department||Food and Supplies Department of WB|
|Beneficiaries||Citizens of West Bengal|
|Launch date||On January 27, 2016|
|Launched by||CM Mamata Banerjee|
|Purpose||To distribute food to the poor people at nominal prices in West Bengal.|
|Official website||Click Here|
Khadya Sathi, the Scheme for distributing food can easily be recognized as the Development Scheme. It is one of the schemes of the group of schemes.
Khadya Sathi is one of the Schemes of the West Bengal State Government, which officially launched on January 27, 2016. In fact, the Khadya Sathi Scheme was started to ensure food for the backward and poor people.
Categories of ration cards & Allotted ration list:
|Ration card category||Ration allotted (Monthly)||Cost Per KG|
|Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) ration cards||15 kg (per family)||20 kg (per family)||Rs 2||Rs 2|
|Priority Householder (PHH) and Special Priority Householder (SPH) ration cards||2 kg||3 kg||Rs 2||Rs 2|
|Cardholders under State Food Security Scheme I||2 kg||3 kg||Rs 2||Rs 2|
|Cardholders under State Food Security Scheme 2||1 kg||1 kg||Rs 13||Rs 9|
Who will benefit from the Khadya Sathi Scheme?
The state government has pledged to provide rice and wheat to about 70 million people at a cost of Rs 2 under the Khadya Sathi Scheme, which represents 90% of the total population of West Bengal.
On the other hand, about 50 lakh people will be able to buy half-priced cereals under the scheme. The buying cost is generally half of the market price which will be insured for those who have national ID cards or ration cards.
The people of Jangalmahal and Purulia areas have been covered under this Scheme. In addition, the employees working in the tea garden and their families will get services under the Khadya Sathi scheme.
Also, the homeless people of Darjeeling and the nomads of Kolkata will be able to buy food under the Scheme.
What is the purpose of the Khadya Sathi Scheme?
Launched in 2016, the West Bengal State Government’s Khadya Sathi Scheme has been working with a variety of objectives.
In addition, the Khadya Sathi Scheme has been launched to ensure that poor people can buy food items in their interest. One of the aims of the Scheme is to provide subsidies to people living below the poverty line.
Instead of this, the goal of the state government under the Scheme is to eliminate poverty in West Bengal.
Also, the aim of the Scheme is to ensure food security among those who are living under the poverty line as well as build a hunger-free state.
Eligibility for Khadya Sathi Scheme 2023
Let’s find out at this stage who will get the benefits of the food distribution or Khadya Sathi Scheme. In fact, all the poor will get the benefits of the Scheme, but according to the following qualifications.
1. The applicant of the Khadya Sathi Scheme must be a local from West Bengal. In other words, the person who wants to buy food grains at a lower price through the Scheme must be a resident of West Bengal. Otherwise, the person will not be covered under the Scheme.
2. Only poor families will be considered eligible for this scheme. That is, all the individuals whose monthly income is above the poverty line will not get the benefit of this scheme.
3. Only the ration cardholder will get the benefit of the Khadya Sathi scheme. He must show the ration card while purchasing food grains or supplying rice-wheat under this scheme.
4. Besides, most of the people of the Jangalmahal Purulia area will get help under this Scheme. People living in the hilly areas of Darjeeling including those who have been displaced by the cyclone will also come under the Khadya Sathi Scheme.
How to apply?
The first thing you will need to apply for a Khadya Sathi scheme is a ration card or an Aadhaar card.
And the applicant must apply for a digital ration card. You can apply for the help of the Scheme by visiting the official website of the government of West Bengal, i.e. the official page of the Khadya Sathi Scheme.
Download the ration card’s forms
For an application for a new ration card or making corrections on the ration card, the government provides forms on its website. Anyone can easily download this form and submit it to the nearest government office.
|Purpose of form||Form name|
|Application for DRC (Rural area)||Form 3R|
|Application for DRC of Family (Urban area)||Form 3U|
|Application for Inclusion of left-out members of a family already having|
Digital Ration Card( Both Rural & Urban Areas)
|Application for correction(s) in Digital Ration Card||Form 5|
|Application for Change of Ration Shop or Kerosene Oil Shop||Form 6|
|Application for surrendering Digital Ration Cards||Form 7|
|Application for conversion from RKSY-II /Card to RKSY I Card / GEN to RKSY I ( Rural )||Form 8R|
|Application for conversion From RKSY-II / GEN to RKSY ( Urban Areas)||Form 8U|
|Application for getting a duplicate card||Form 9|
|Application for Identity Purpose Ration Card/Conversion from NFSA/RKSY to identity|
|Application for updating of Mobile Number & Aadhaar||Form 11|
|Application for Reactivating Ration Card||Form 12|
|Application for Change of Ration Shop or Kerosene Oil Shop of Part Family||Form 13|
|Application of an Individual for shifting to a New Family||Form 14|
This form can be submitted to the Municipality office of the area. Download the form according to your requirement and print it out, after that filled form correctly and submitted to the office.
|Official Website||Click Here|
|WBGOV Home||Click Here|