Covid-19 crisis: A status check of India's free grain scheme

Topics Coronavirus | Foodgrains | Lockdown

The government had promised 1 kg of free pulses to 223 million ration card holders (per family) during the period.
Days after the lockdown was announced, the Centre started distributing 5 kg of free foodgrain per month for April, May, and June, to 800 million beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act.

The government also promised 1 kg of free pulses to 223 million ration card holders (per family) during the period. It later announced extra grains for migrants under the Atmanirbhar package for May and June, along with 1 kg of free gram dal.

As the distribution period for the packages nears its end, Business Standard takes stock of the progress so far.

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