Over 1 lakh to receive subsidy for food items in addition to free rice,the persons who are entitled to receive food grains under the Food Safety Act will receive direct cash benefit transfer (DBT) to their bank accounts from September.Over one lakh persons now will receive the subsidy for food items such as rice and wheat under Food Security Act from the Central Government in addition to 10 kilo free rice and five kilo wheat from the Union Territory Government.
Food safety act
At present, around 516 fair price shops are supplying subsidised essential commodities such as rice, wheat and sugar which were allotted by the Central Government under the Targeted Public Distribution System from the stock of Food Corporation of India.These shops also supply 10 kilo single boiled rice and five kilo wheat at free of cost in Puducherry and Karaikal to the card holders under State Scheme of public distribution.
Food security act
To streamline the public distribution system and in order to ensure the right to food to everyone, the Centre has introduced the Food Security Act.Chief Minister N.Rangasamy formally inaugurated the scheme of direct cash benefit transfer (DBT) to the beneficiaries who come under Food Security Act.
Source: FnB News