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    Cabinet approves allocation of free food grains to migrants

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    The government is likely to spend Rs 3109.52 crore towards this initiative which includes food subsidy of about Rs.2,982.27 crore, intra-state transportation and handling charges and dealer’s margin of about 127.25 crore.

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    Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan has asked states to lift the food grains and start distributing it to migrant workers who don’t have ration card.
    NEW DELHI: The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for free of cost allocation of foodgrains from central pool to around 8 crore migrants who don’t have ration card. Each person will get 5 kg wheat or rice per month for two months till June 2020.

    The allocation will ease the hardships faced by migrant due to economic disruption caused by COVID-19.

    The government is likely to spend Rs 3109.52 crore towards this initiative which includes food subsidy of about Rs.2,982.27 crore, intra-state transportation and handling charges and dealer’s margin of about 127.25 crore.

    Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan has asked states to lift the food grains and start distributing it to migrant workers who don’t have ration card.

    “States can lift an entire two months' quantity of ration in one go and after lifting the grain states should distribute to migrants within 15 days,” he said.

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    6 Comments on this Story

    raaj till240 days ago
    how it will ensure hte allocation reaches the target already ther are news that full quantity is not reaching sugar and daal is reaching in trickle in token form
    yignisol242 days ago
    Dhongi baba bhogi ,who wears bhagwa kafan,was enjoying plight of dying UP wallas.Feku chacha was busy applying make up and memorizing speeches while donating national wealth to his sponsors.Taklu bhai was furiously guarding BJP party funds to buy more MP-MLA.Vyapan singham,land mafia yeda,rubber stamp chupani were busy torturing migrants leaving and entering their states.Khajapa treats HINDU people like that in HINDU RAJ.And these people have gall to preach us hinduism.Atleast,that bhogi baba should remove his bhagwa garb.It is an insult to see materialistic-power hungry-sadistic-cruel person in sadhu garb.
    guru bala243 days ago
    modi is one do not understand the plight of people. he lives in ivory tower. poor man was modi himself but when he became PM he forgot his old status, so Art 25 r/w 14 is sane rule.. the founders were really great people.. no one can impose any religion on any in a democratic society . so liberty is fundamental. see what happened in the US when initially presidents were elected they rode to washington but faced th fury of the nature that kind has to men like modi if not these men would behave as they do. washington was such a remote village in DC in 1800 on to many decades.. these indian politicians have to face the fury of nature like the migrant nature. then might understand what is the role of politician ?
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