The nation’s first “Grain ATM” has been arrange as a pilot undertaking in Gurugram and the machine can dispense as much as 70 kg of grains inside 5 to 7 minutes at a time, Haryana’s Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala stated on Wednesday.
He stated now shoppers will neither have to face in queue in entrance of presidency ration depots to fetch meals grains because the Haryana authorities will likely be offering “Grain ATM” to shoppers.
The nation’s first “Grain ATM” has been arrange as a pilot undertaking in Gurugram district of Haryana, stated Mr Chautala, who additionally holds the portfolio of Food and Civil Supplies Department.
He stated that with the set up of “Grain ATMs”, all of the complaints concerning the time and proper measurement of ration amount will likely be redressed.
“The objective of putting in this machine is to make sure that the best amount ought to attain the best beneficiary with minimal problem,” he stated, as per an official assertion.
Mr Chautala stated that this may not solely profit the shoppers however would additionally finish the trouble concerning scarcity of meals grains at authorities depots and would convey extra transparency within the public meals distribution system than earlier than.
The JJP chief additional stated that these machines wouldn’t solely show useful in distributing meals grains to the federal government depot operators however would additionally save the time of the depot operators.
He stated that after the profitable completion of this pilot undertaking at Farrukhnagar in Gurugram district, there’s a plan to put in these meals provide machines at authorities depots throughout the state.
The assertion stated that the “Grain ATM” is an computerized machine which works like a financial institution ATM.
“This machine will likely be put in underneath the ”World Food Program” of United Nations, and is known as Automated, Multi Commodity, Grain Dispensing Machine,” it stated.
The error within the measurement of grain is negligible and this machine can dispense as much as 70 kg of grains inside 5 to 7 minutes at a time.
This computerized machine is provided with biometric system with a contact display, the place the beneficiary must enter the Aadhaar Card or ration card distinctive quantity, as per the assertion.
On biometric authentication, the meals grains prescribed by the federal government to the beneficiaries will likely be mechanically crammed within the luggage put in underneath the machine.
Three sorts of grains — wheat, rice and millet could be distributed by way of this machine. At current, distribution of wheat has been began from the Grain ATM machine put in in Farrukhnagar (Gurugram).