States seek extension of free food grains scheme

The states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have requested the food ministry to extend the scheme that provides free grains to 80 million people from April to June this year. Under this scheme the beneficiaries would get 5kg of wheat or rice each month. This scheme also provides 1kg of pulses for each household under National Food Security Act (NFSA).


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