Food Security: Odisha Govt Extends Distribution Of Additional Free Rice for 6 More Months
Bhubaneswar: The state government has extended distribution of additional 5 kg rice free of cost per month to beneficiaries of the State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) for six more months.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday issued a direction in this regard. According to a release of CM’s office, each beneficiary of the Scheme will get an additional 5 kg of rice from April to September. It will cover 8,09 lakh beneficiaries under the SFSS.
The government will supply 24,270 tonne of rice from own pool with an expenditure of Rs 91.70 crore from the state fund. With this, the SFSS beneficiaries will be come at par with those of National Food Security Act.
It may be mentioned that the 5 KG free rice was earlier extended for beneficiaries of the scheme from December 2021 to March 2022.