The Haryana government has worked out criteria for bringing people under the National Food Security Ordinance, proposed to be implemented in the state from August 20, extending its ambit to several rural and urban people, ranging from manual labourer in the rural interiors to households earning less than Rs 2 lakh per annum in urban and rural areas.
Danpat Singh, principal secretary, food and supplies department, said on Saturday that according to the criteria for rural areas, the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) households, Central Below Poverty Line (CBPL) and State Below Poverty Line (SBPL) households and homeless households, where the head of family is a disabled person, landless labourer and households owning land up to 5 acre, would be automatically covered under priority households.
Similarly, houses headed by a single woman or a widow, household whose main source of income is from cultivation, manual casual labour, part-time or full-time domestic service, rag-picking and begging, would also be covered.
He said in rural areas, tax payers, households having more than two hectares of land of any type, owning motorised four-wheeler, or operating an enterprise registered with the government, would be excluded as per criteria.
Similarly, households owning mechanised four-wheeler agricultural equipment, all employees other than contractual or daily wager of the union government, the state governments and union territories or its boards, corporations, enterprises, undertakings, municipal corporations, councils, committees, improvement trusts and household having annual family income of more than Rs 2 lakh from all sources would also be excluded as per criteria.
He said for urban areas, AAY, CBPL and SBPL households would be automatically covered. Households living in kutcha houses or are homeless, where head of family is disabled person, or a widow or single women would be automatically covered.
Similarly, occupationally vulnerable households except government employees other than contractual or work-charged or daily wager of the union government, state governments and UTs or its boards, corporations, enterprises, undertakings, municipal corporations, councils, committees or improvement trusts, rag-pickers, beggars, domestic workers, street vendors, cobblers, hawkers, other service provider working on streets, construction workers, plumber, mason, labourer, painters, welders, security guards, coolies, head-load workers, sweepers, sanitation workers, malis, home-based workers, artisans, handicrafts workers, tailors, transport workers, drivers, conductors, helpers to drivers and conductors, cart pullers, rickshaw pullers, shop workers, assistants, peons in small establishments, helpers, delivery assistants, attendants, waiters, electricians, mechanics, assemblers, repair workers, washer-men, chowkidars and those having no income from any source would also be automatically covered.
He said in urban areas, all tax payers, households having more than two hectares of land, or owning a house built on a plot area of 250 square yards or more or flat of 1,500 square feet or more super area in municipal corporation or councils in the state, or owning air-conditioner or motorised four-wheeler would be excluded.
Similarly, employees other than contractual, work-charged or daily wager of union government, state governments and UTs or its boards, corporations, enterprises, undertakings, municipal corporations, municipal councils, municipal committees or improvement trusts and any household having annual family income of more than Rs 2 lakh from all sources would be excluded.