KPS recipient households can use their KPS cards to access the Raskin programme:
How to Use the KPS for the Raskin Programme
KPS recipient households can use their KPS card to access the Raskin programme by doing the following:
About the Raskin Programme
The subsidised rice for the poor programme (Raskin) is a dedicated food subsidies programme for poor and vulnerable households. It is part of government efforts to boost food security and provide social protection to poor and vulnerable households.
The Raskin programme aims to reduce the spending burdens of targeted households (RTS) by partially fulfilling their basic food needs in the form of rice, and to prevent a decrease in energy consumption. In addition to functioning as a mechanism for social protection and poverty reduction, Raskin is useful for: (1) controlling inflation by fixing the price of subsidised rice at Rp. 1,600/kg, and maintaining national food stocks, (2) stabilising the market rice price, (3) as a market for dividing up the rice harvest, and (4) assisting with local economic growth.
Poor and vulnerable households spend as much as 65 percent of their income on groceries. Rice, as a staple crop, is a major commodity among poor and vulnerable households, comprising roughly 29 percent of total expenditure. With such a dependency on the staple grain, increases in rice prices has the potential to trigger a rise in the number of poor people in Indonesia. Therefore, it is important to maintain the purchasing power of poor and vulnerable households so that they are able to meet their basic food needs, especially for rice.
The cap for Raskin in 2014 is the same as in 2013. The list of Raskin Beneficiaries (DPM) in 2014 was published on 20 December 2013 (2014 Raskin data can be found in the "2014 Raskin Socialisation & Information Factsheet). In order to accommodate the changing characteristics of RTS in villages/kelurahan, Raskin has permitted the use of village meetings (musdes/muskel) to update Raskin 2014 Beneficiary Fund (DPM).
For RTS that were replaced through the musdes/muskel process, their KPS cards need to be withdraw by village/kelurahan actors and returned to in stages to kabupaten/city Raskin coordintion team. For RTS replacement households, following the musdes/muskel process, the head of the chief/lurah will issue them with certificate for poor households (SKRTM) which serve the same purpose as a KPS card (see SKRTM examples in the 2014 General Guideline).