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28.64 lakh persons to be benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Rajinder Garg said here today that state government would distribute five kilograms of food grains (three kg of wheat and two kg of rice) free of cost under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to the identified families under National Food Security Act including BPL, antyodaya, single women and Tibetan families.

He said that this food grains would be given apart from 35 kg of food grains being provided under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), to consumers of the state.

Rajinder Garg said that the state has received a total allocation of 16822.950 metric tonnes of wheat and 11821.610 metric tonnes of rice under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. He said that 28.64 lakh National Food Security Act consumers of the state will be benefited under the scheme. The quota for the month of May would be distributed in the month of May and for June it would be distributed in the month of June itself. He said that the food grains would be distributed through fair price shops in the state.

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