Food ministry pushes for increase in allocation of subsidised food grains -Rituraj Tiwari
-The Economic Times
NEW DELHI: The food ministry has revived the proposal to increase by 2 kg each the allocation of subsidised food grains to 810 million poor people covered under the National Food Security Act.
Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his approval for this proposal, which has been lying before the Cabinet for some time.
If the proposal gets clearance, it will help the government offload massive stocks piled up in granaries ahead of the fresh procurement season, which starts in October.
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