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19.5 cr households to be given food under Food Security Act

Under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), the government has started distribution of one kg of free pulses per month to every ration card holder. These will be distributed to around 19.5 crore households for three months till June under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY), announced to provide relief to poor people during Corona crisis. 

While states like Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Goa and Gujarat have commenced the distribution of pulses to the beneficiaries, “States like Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have received the partial stock and will commence the distribution to the beneficiaries in phased manner as per their plan,” according to sources.