FCI provides 3.51 lakh tonnes of grain in these states in lockdown, advantages are being given to the poor

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has provided about 3.51 lakh tonnes of meals grains to the poor by way of ration retailers within the northeast area through the lockdown. In this context, FCI stated in a press release that out of three.51 lakh tonnes of foodgrains, 1.74 lakh tonnes has been given below the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMJAY) and the remaining below 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 price to every beneficiary for 3 months below 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 backed price. <! –

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In the case, the Food Ministry stated that, "Since the nationwide lockdown has been announced, FCI has been paying special attention to the states in the North-East." Due to troublesome geographical circumstances and restricted rail entry this space is kind of difficult from the logistics provide perspective. Also, the assertion stated, "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.

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