Governor reviews preparedness for implementation of NFSA

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Governor N.N. Vohra, in a meeting held today, reviewed the preparedness level for implementation of the NFSA in the State from February 2016.
The Governor directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that, in accordance with the decision already taken by the erstwhile Government, the NFSA is implemented in the State with effect from February 2016. The meeting was attended by B.R. Sharma, Chief Secretary; P K Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Governor and Saurabh Bhagat, Secretary, Consumers Affairs and Public Distribution.
The Governor was informed that with the implementation of NFSA in the State, food grains at highly subsidized rates will be provided to 74.13 lakh persons at their doorsteps, as against the present number of 13.70 lakh persons. Further, the overall coverage of the Public Distribution System will get expanded to 119.50 lakh persons, as per 2011 Census, as against the existing figure of 99 lakh persons based on the 2001 Census.
NFSA will provide highly subsidized rations at the rate of Rs. 2 (Atta) and Rs. 3 (Rice) to 74.13 lakh souls. Further, another 45 lakh people will get rations at the rate of Rs. 8 (Atta) and Rs. 10 (Rice), thus covering more than 95 percent of the total population of the State.

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