Govt to supply 7Kg per person on subsidized food grains for 3 months

The Food Ministry proposed to supply extra 2kg subsidized foodgrains to over 80 crore people registered under PDS.
Akarsh Phanindra

Updated: Mar 26,2020 05:54:46 pm

Govt to supply 7Kg per person on subsidized food grains for 3 months

26 March 2020 Current Affairs:Government of India is to supply an additional 2kg subsidized foodgrains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) over the next three months. A total quota of 7 kg per person will be given. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution on 26 March.

Highlights:
♦ The proposal regarding this was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 March. 
♦ The Food Ministry proposed to supply extra 2kg subsidized foodgrains to over 80 crore people registered under PDS. 
♦ The move comes amid nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. 
♦ The subsidies will be supplied for only the next 3 months to all ration cardholders. 
♦ Previously, under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), the government is supplying 5 kg of foodgrains per month to over 80 crore people at a highly subsidized price. Wheat is supplied at Rs.2/kg and rice at Rs.3/kg.
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