Food Security Act launched in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Sep 25 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday launched the Food Security Act, which aims to provide subsidised food grains to around 80 percent of the state’s population.

The act, which was in limbo since 2013, will ensure around 51 lakh families get food grains at Re 1 per kg.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Sarya Rai said: “Earlier 35 lakh families were covered under Public Distribution System (PDS), but with this, 51 lakh families will benefit.”

“The act will be fully implemented in next two months in the state,” he added.

He said a process to end duplicity in ration cards was underway.

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