With an aim to allow consumers not to stand in long queues to get government food grains and receive minimum complaining about getting less ration the Haryana government is now working on a plan to set up 'Grain ATM' for the consumers of the state. The country's first 'Grain ATM' has been set up as a pilot project in Gurugram district of Haryana.

The newly installed machines, names as 'Annapurti', can dispense approximately 70 kg of grains in five to seven minutes' time. The ATMs will provide relief to the consumers who wait in long queues to get the ration outside depots.



Annapurti is an automatic machine which works like a bank ATM. This machine, to be installed under the United Nation's World Food Program, is called Automated, Multi Commodity, Grain Dispensing Machine. Ankit Sood, an officer associated with this program, says that the error in the measurement of grains is negligible.

A biometric machine is also installed in the machine along with the touch screen. Where the beneficiary will have to enter the number of Aadhar or Ration Card. On ensuring through biometrics, the food grains prescribed by the government to the beneficiaries will be automatically filled in the bags fitted under the machine. Three types of grains wheat, rice and millet can be distributed through this machine. At present, distribution of wheat has been started from the Grain ATM machine installed in Farrukhnagar.

(Video Courtesy - ETV Bharat Haryana)

Haryana's Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala says that with the installation of 'Grain ATM', all the complaints of people regarding the time and complete measurement of those who take ration from government shops will be removed.

Deputy CM, Mr. Dushyant Chautala, who also hold the state's has the Food and Supplies Department, said that the purpose of installing this machine is 'right quantity to right beneficiary'.

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