Double food subsidy, grains to Bihar: Jairam Ramesh
According to Union Minister for Rural Development, Bihar would get double foodgrain allocation and food subsidy following the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA). It would make Bihar the biggest beneficiary of the NFSA and the state would start getting 56 lakh tonnes of foodgrains per annum against its current allocation of 28 lakh tonne per annum. Similarly, the food subsidy allocation to Bihar would increase to Rs 11,500 crore per annum from the current Rs 5,500 crore.
Other major beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA):
- Uttar Pradesh: 96 lakh tonnes of foodgrains per annum against its current allotment of 65 lakh tonnes
- Gujarat: 24 lakh tonnes from the current allocation of 13.5 lakh tonnes per annum