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Punjab govt to restore free ration to 10.7 lakh beneficiaries

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  • 25 Jan, 2024

Chandigarh, January 25

Ahead of the General Election, the Punjab Government has decided to restore the distribution of free ration to 10.77 lakh beneficiaries. Their names had been deleted from the beneficiaries list of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) after a survey was conducted to weed out fake beneficiaries in 2022.

A decision to this effect has been taken by the Cabinet during a meeting of the council of ministers, chaired by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. It has been decided that these beneficiaries will be given free wheat/atta till the results of a de novo survey of beneficiaries comes out. These inclusions have been made on the eve of the launch of the ambitious scheme of doorstep delivery of wheat/atta to beneficiaries by the AAP government.

By taking these beneficiaries back in the fold, the total number of beneficiaries under the NFSA scheme will go up to 1.54 crore. As many as 34.22 lakh ration card holders or households get free wheat under the NFSA scheme in the state.


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