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Right to Food Campaign
Type: Press Release | Published Date: 30 Jun 2020
We welcome the decision of the Central government to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for 5 months. Under this scheme, all persons having a ‘priority’ or AAY ration card under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) will receive additional 5 kgs of grain per person and each household with a ration card will get 1 kg channa for free. This is much needed measure and will help the 80-crore people who are listed under NFSA, in coping with the economic distress caused due to the lockdown on account of COVID-19. However, we are anguished to note that no policies have been announced for those without ration cards or those who are additionally included by state governments through state schemes.
Posted on 02 Jul 2020
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