By Mukesh Ranjan
State to provide pulses for Rs 1/ kg a month
Jharkhand aims to become the first state in the country to provide pulses at Rs 1/kg per month to the food security scheme beneficiaries by rolling out the distribution through ration shops from this month. As of now, under the state food security scheme, 35 kg food grains at the rate of Rs 1/ kg are being provided every month to nine lakh families. Under the priority household scheme, 5kg food grains per person are being made available to 2.28 crore people at subsidized rates. According to officials, over Rs 550 crore has already been allocated in the current fiscal for this purpose which is expected to benefit nearly 65 lakh people.
This article has been republished from The New Indian Express.