India's food ministry seeks over $28 billion for food subsidies: Report

Topics Budget 2020

India's food ministry has sought more than Rs 2 trillion ($28.1 billion) to run the world's biggest food welfare programme in the fiscal year beginning April 1, three government sources said. But the government is likely to earmark only around Rs 1.

90 trillion, they added. "The finance ministry may not be able to allocate more than Rs 1.9 trillion in the budget," one source - an official - said. Details on the level of subsidy will be made public when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the 2020/21.....

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