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