Lucknow, March.1 (ANI): The Food Security scheme will be implemented in 47 more Uttar Pradesh districts from today.
Prior to it, the scheme was implemented in 28 districts of the state from January 1st. All the seventy five districts of the state will now be covered under the scheme to ensure the food to poor.
The beneficiaries will now get rice at the rate of Rs. three per kg, wheat at Rs. two per kg and coarse grain at Rs. one per kg.
The National Food Security Act, 2013, also known as Right to Food Act is an Act of the Parliament of India which aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India’s population. (ANI)