CCEA allocated Additional Five Million Tonnes of Foodgrains to BPL Families

CCEA approved an additional allocation of five million tonnes of foodgrains to families below the poverty line (BPL)

Created On: Sep 13, 2013 11:47 IST

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 11 September 2013 approved an additional allocation of five million tonnes of foodgrains to families below the poverty line (BPL). The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister in New Delhi. The extra foodgrain allocation would be adjusted in states where the new Food Security programme is to be implemented. Delhi, Uttarkhand and Haryana have announced implementation of the new food law, which aims to provide legal right over subsidised foodgrains.

The CCEA gave its approval for continuation of the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme with a total outlay of 55200 crore rupees to create an additional irrigation potential of 8.7 million hectare.

The Cabinet approved Second Vehicle Assembly Building at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It would provide enhanced launch frequency of PSLV and GSLV by facilitating parallel integration operations.

The Cabinet gave its nod to enhance the authorised share capital of National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation from 700 crore to 1500 crore rupees. It will also help more number of persons belonging to the OBCs in getting loans and financial support.

The cabinet also approved a proposal to invest 4.3 billion dollars in World Bank bonds which will help the country secure additional funding from the multilateral agency for infrastructure projects.

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS

Related Stories

Comment (0)

Post Comment

3 + 9 =
Post
Disclaimer: Comments will be moderated by Jagranjosh editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant will not be published. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

    Monthly Current Affairs PDF

    • Current Affairs PDF November 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF June 2021
    View all

    Monthly Current Affairs Quiz PDF

    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF November 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF June 2021
    View all