CCEA cleared 3.1 million tonnes of extra foodgrain for States under Food Security Scheme
The Union Government of India declared that it will provide an extra 3.1 million tonnes of food grains to the states under the Food Security Programme at Above Poverty Line (APL) rates. The decision to provide extra food grains at APL rates was decided in a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
The APL rates for extra food grains are 1 rupee and 30 paise per kg for rice and 6 rupees and 10 paise per kg for wheat for the 18 states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. The supply of extra food-grains will cost the exchequer nearly 5100 crore rupees annually.