Food Security Bill to benefit 7 crore people in state
Around seven crore people in Maharashtra would be benefited by the provisions of this bill
Mumbai: The criteria make out the beneficiaries of National Food Security Bill proposed by the Central Government, were decided by state ministry on Wednesday. Around seven crore people in Maharashtra would be benefited by the provisions of this bill.
Families with the annual income of Rs 56 Thousand in urban areas and Rs 44 Thousand in rural areas will be benefited by this scheme; this was confirmed in a meeting of state ministry.
Currently, 8.77 crore people, including backwards, below poverty level and others, are benefitted under public distribution system. But around 1.77 crore people will not be benefited by food security bill. However, they will be provided food grains at current prices.
As per the food security bill 2013, 75 per cent people in rural areas and 50 per cent people in urban areas have right to get food grains every month at concessional rates.
This percentage is 76.32 per cent for rural areas and 45.34 per cent for urban areas in Maharashtra as decided by central government which will make available food grains at concessional rates to seven crore people in the state.