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Key elements of food security scheme
Tuesday August 20, 2013 8:39 PM, IANS

Key elements of the ambitious food security scheme launched in Delhi by Congress president Sonia Gandhi which guarantees the poor the right to food:

* Out of 10.6 million, 7.3 million people get the right to food in two phases in Delhi.

* If foodgrain is not provided, beneficiaries will get an equivalent ammount transferred to their bank accounts linked to the Aadhar cards.

* Homeless, rag pickers, residents of resettlement colonies will be eligible for the scheme.

* In the first phase, 0.5 million families will get highly subsidised foodgrain.

* Wheat will be available at Rs.2 per kg, rice at Rs.3 per kg and coarse grain at Re.1 per kg.

* Below poverty line, above poverty line and jhuggi (slum) ration card card holders will be included.

* Applications being invited at 200 centres and offices of food and supplies department of Delhi government.

* Food security cards will be issued to people.

* The second phase will be launched in Feb 2014.


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