Delhi government is all set to launch food security programme from 20 August 2013. Delhi will be the first state in India to launch Union government’s food security programme. The state government has completed all preparations in this regard.
Over 32 lakh identified families will start getting benefit under the scheme from the 1 September 2013.In the first phase, BPL and APL families, Jhugi Jhopadi ration card holders and those under Antodaya ration yojana will be covered.
Rickshaw pullers, porters and rag-pickers would also be included in the scheme to make Delhi hunger free.
Who: Delhi government.
When: 20 August 2013.