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India announces World’s largest food security scheme to 80 crore people. Rs.2/kg for wheat, Rs.3/kg for Rice for three months

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India announces World’s largest food security scheme to 80 crore people. Rs.2/kg for wheat, Rs.3/kg for Rice for three months


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India announces an ambitious food security scheme to cover 80 crores (800 million) of its population

A day after the declaration of the 21-day lockdown to prevent the Coronavirus pandemic, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the world’s largest food security scheme to benefit 80 crore people across the country. Briefing media, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that every person who comes under this scheme will get 7 kg ration per month for the next three months, including wheat at a cost of Rs.2 per kg and rice at cost of Rs.3 per kg. The 80-crore people who would come under this scheme are those who use the Public Distribution System (PDS) and financially downtrodden, explained the Minister.

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