The government of Tamil Nadu had ordered the updated procedures recently for ration suppliers under NFSA (National Food Security Rules).
According to the notice given by the Tamil Nadu government, some of the existing beneficiaries of the TNPDS will not be for future benefits.
The following are the food security Rules 2023 as per the notification;
The categories excluded from the benefits of tnpds.gov.in:
- Households/Families with at least one income tax-paying member.
- Family paying professional tax.
- Households are classified as large farmers, i.e., farmers having more than five-acre land.
- Family having at least one member working or retired Central/state government, corporations, local bodies, independent bodies of local/state/central government.
- Any household owns a four-wheeler, except one commercial vehicle, for earning a livelihood.
- The Family owned an air-conditioner.
- Households possess three or more rooms with pucca walls and roofs.
- Any family members who own or operate companies are registered under the law.
- Households have an income of more than 1 lakh from all sources.
Categories included for the benefits of TNPDS:
- All the families of AntyoayaAnna Yojana.
- Families with an heir under Annapurna Anna Yojana.
- All the families below the poverty line are available with the urban/rural local bodies.
- Beneficiaries under other welfare schemes such as old-age allowances, etc.
- A single woman or a widow orients all households.
- Households are oriented by 40% of disabled persons.
- Families of farming labourers.
- Other vulnerable families include slum habitats, resettlement colonies, shelterless, occupationally vulnerable groups like inexperienced workers, rag-pickers, etc.
- Other low-income families under other government welfare schemes.
The government ensures the availability of food grains in the security system by establishing fair-price shops and subsidy distribution through the PDS card system.
To provide for food and nutritional security in the human life cycle approach by ensuring access to adequate quality food at affordable prices for people to live with.