The center blocks the AAP government's initiative to serve ration at the doorstep.
Sources in the Delhi government reported on Saturday that the center has stopped the plans to launch the doorstep delivery of rations, which was about to start next week.
According to sources, the Arvind Kejriwal government had planned a scheme to deliver rations at the doorstep of every house. They have reported that the scheme could have helped over 72 lakh people. However, the central government did not approve of the scheme as clearance was not taken beforehand.
The Aam Aadmi Party made a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, stating “Mr. Prime Minister, what kind of arrangement do you have with the ration mafia that you had to stop the Kejriwal government's 'Ghar Ghar Ration Scheme'?"
The central government had several cons to point out regarding the scheme. The possibility of ration card holders buying necessary items at higher prices was one of the most important concerts raised. The scheme could pose difficulties for the recipients of the subsidies, as pointed out by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
According to the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the scheme could also make it difficult for recipients of the subsidies to reallocate and stall a shift towards biometric verification of beneficiaries.
Last year in July, the Delhi government approved a plan to allow home delivery of meals to all cardholders in the city, putting into action one of the Aam Aadmi Party's major promises made in the run-up to the February assembly elections.
The initiative, known as the 'Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana,' would allow recipients under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, to have their rations delivered to their homes, eliminating the need for them to go to the stores and reducing corruption, according to the Delhi government.