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CCEA cleared 3.1 million tonnes of extra Foodgrain for States under Food Security Scheme

Aug 23, 2013 10:00 IST

The Union Government of India on 22 August 2013 announced that it will provide an extra 3.1 million tonnes of foodgrains to the states under the Food Security Programme at Above Poverty Line (APL) rates.

The APL rates for extra foodgrains are rupees and 30 paise per kilogram for rice and 6 rupees and 10 paise per kilogram for wheat to 18 states (including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir). The supply of extra foodgrains will cost the exchequer nearly 5100 crore rupees annually.

The decision to provide extra food grains at APL rates was decided in a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at New Delhi.

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