The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has provided about 3.51 lakh tonnes of meals grains to the poor by way of ration outlets within the northeast area in the course of the lockdown. In this context, FCI mentioned in a press release that out of three.51 lakh tonnes of foodgrains, 1.74 lakh tonnes has been given underneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMJAY) and the remainder underneath the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
The central authorities is giving 5 kg of meals grains and one kg of pulses per family freed from value to every beneficiary for 3 months underneath PMGAY in view of the lockdown. Under the NFSA, 81 million PDS beneficiaries are given 5 kilograms of meals grains per particular person at a sponsored price. <! –
In the case, the Food Ministry mentioned that, "Since the nationwide lockdown has been announced, FCI has been paying special attention to the states in the North-East." Due to tough geographical situations and restricted rail entry this space is sort of difficult from the logistics provide perspective. Also, the assertion mentioned, "FCI is constantly trying to ensure uninterrupted supply of rice and wheat to these states in view of excessive dependence on PDS in the North Eastern Region".
About 2.16 lakh tonnes of meals grains got to Assam, 38,000 tonnes to Meghalaya, 33,000 tonnes to Tripura, 18,000 tonnes to Manipur, 17,000 tonnes to Arunachal Pradesh, 14,000 tonnes to Mizoram and 14,000 tonnes to Nagaland.