The All India Fair Price Shop Dealers' Federation said it would close down various rations shops across the country for one day on December 11, which would have an adverse impact on farmers.
The Federation has written to Union Minister K V Thomas intimating him about their intention to go on strike.
"We demand immediate withdrawal of Cash Transfer scheme. This scheme will not only ruin ration shops across the country but will completely destroy the public distribution system of the country.
"They (government) should strengthen the existing public distribution system across the country so that each and every member of BPL and APL families gets food to eat," general secretary of the Federation, Biswambhar Basu, said.
The government proposes to roll-out the Aadhaar-enabled cash transfer for 29 schemes from January 1 in 51 districts, spread over 16 states.
It also plans to cover the entire nation by the end of December 2013. Later, cash transfer would cover 42 welfare schemes.
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.