Odisha extends additional rice distribution under food security scheme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has extended distribution of additional Rs 5 kg rice under State Food Security Scheme for another six months.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on special occasion of Utkala Dibasa directed to extend distribution of additional r kg rice per month free of cost to SFSS beneficiaries for next six months.

Following the announcement, each beneficiary of the State Food Security Scheme will get an additional 5 kg rice from the month of April 2022 to September 2022. As many as 8.09 lakh beneficiaries in the State will get the benefits, a release from CMO stated today.

To meet this, total 24,270 tonnes of rice will be supplied with an expenditure of Rs 91.70 crore from the state exchequer.

This will facilitate beneficiaries enrolled in the State Food Security Scheme to remain at par with beneficiaries under National Food Security Act.

The benefit of 5 KG free Rice was earlier extended for the beneficiaries of SFSS from December 2021 to March 2022.

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