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Madhya Pradesh’s rice quota will be increased: Ramvilas Paswan

BHOPAL: Amending food grains quota for Madhya Pradesh under public distribution system, eligible families will be provided 75 per cent wheat and 25 per cent rice, respectively, in place of earlier 80 per cent and 20 per cent.

Process adopted by Madhya Pradesh to implement Food Security Act will be replicated in entire country. This was stated by Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ramvilas Paswan while distributing eligibility slips to beneficiaries under National Food Security Act during Food Security Festival at Seoni on Monday.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah and Farmers Welfare & Agriculture Development Minister Gaurishankar Bisen were present on the occasion.

Paswan said that Food Security Act could not be implemented in 20 states and 5 Union Territories in the country. Madhya Pradesh has done an unprecedented work by implementing it and Chief Minister Chouhan deserves compliment for this.

He said that Chouhan had tried to extend the Act’s benefit to maximum number of people by simplifying rules under it. Centre and state would work in tandem to develop Madhya Pradesh as an ideal state, he added.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that taxes received from natural resources are being used to extend benefits to the poor through various schemes. Madhya Pradesh is the first that had started providing subsidised food grains to the poor by launching Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana way back in year 2008 much before passage of National Food Security Act.