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Cabinet approves allocation of additional foodgrain to NFSA beneficiaries
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Cabinet approves allocation of additional foodgrain to NFSA beneficiaries
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New Delhi, June 23 (TIWN) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday has approved allocation of additional foodgrain under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (Phase IV) for another period of five months from July to November.

Under this scheme 5 kg per person per month free of cost ration is provided to maximum 81.35 crore beneficiaries -- roughly two-thirds of India's population. These 81.35 crore beneficiaries are those covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) (Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Priority Households) including those covered under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

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