Madhya Pradesh implements Food Security Act

Madhya Pradesh implements Food Security Act
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27 Mar, 2014

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Madhya Pradesh Government implemented the Food Security Act from 1 March 2014 in the state. Following are the salient features of this scheme.

  • An estimated 75% population of Madhya Pradesh will be under the Act’s purview. So far, over 3.70 crore people names have been included in a portal developed by the Food and Civil Supplies Department and Social Justice Department.
  • This portal is named ‘Samagra’. Before implementation of this Act, wheat and rice are being provided at the rate of Rs 1 under Annapurna Yojana through public distribution system in the state since January 2014.
  • As per Food Security Act, Central Government will provide wheat at the rate of Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg to the state government. However, both wheat and rice will be provided at Rs one per kg under Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana by giving additional subsidy to all eligible families.

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