Odisha Chief Minister launches own food security scheme

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the state’s own food security scheme to benefit 25 lakh odisha state people who have been left out from the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

The CM launched the food security scheme after interacting with people of four districts through video conferencing from the state Secretariat here.

“We had made a promise in 2014 and I am happy that we have kept our promise to provide food to the people. I will not allow any single beneficiary to be left out under the scheme,” he said.

"The beneficiaries will get five kg of rice per person per month at a rate of Rs 1 per kg." he added.

The state government will spend Rs 443.5 crore per annum to support the scheme and Rs 221.75 crore in the current financial year, said sources.

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