UMC to conduct extensive survey under Food Security Festival on June 9

Ujjain : After frequent protest raised by citizens for seeking SSSM IDs, Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) has decided to conduct an extensive survey across the city on June 9. State government is organising a Food Security Festival between June 9 and 27 for disadvantaged families of the marked categories of priority family in accordance with the provisions of National Food Securty Act 2013.

Families, which will get eligibility slips after the survey, will be given grains, sugar, salt, and kerosene from July 2014. People living below poverty line have been struggling for getting SSSM IDs, which is mandatory document to get benefits of government schemes. Residents were often seen gathering at UMC zonal offices to get IDs so as to get ration from fair price shops. After getting irked over UMC’s inactiveness in issuing IDs to residents, they raised series of protest against UMC in recent past. UMC failed to provide IDs to most citizens who live below poverty line due to inefficient working of its officials and employees.

Finally, UMC officials were directed by top officials to regularise the system and to avail IDs to its people as early as possible. Deputy Commissioner RP Shrivastava is in-charge of the survey campaign. Shrivastava informed that employees will be deployed at ward level to carry out survey on June 9. These employees will reach to concerned families in the ward and will perform survey. Families, which possess SSSM IDs, have to show them and those who do not possess IDs will have to register their names. General families which are marked under this category and are not tax payers are eligible under this drive. Shrivastava has made an appeal to citizens for cooperating employees providing them required information.

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