Jammu and Kashmir
JAMMU, MARCH 15: In a major decision on the National Food Security Act, the State Administrative Council (SAC) yesterday took decision on the National Food Security by increasing in allocation of ration from 5 kg to 7 kg per person for Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Priority Sector Households (PSH) providing elief to a vast majority of people across the state.
The additional 2 kg per head shall be priced at a subsidised rate of Rs 12 per kg of rice and Rs 10 per kg of wheat.
A five-member BPL family will now be entitled to get 35 kg food grains for just Rs 195 (5 kg rice at Rs 3 per kg plus 2 kg rice at Rs 12 per kg) as compared to Rs 224 at Rs 6.40 per kg.
A five-member non-BPL family under the priority category will have to shell Rs 275 (25 kg rice at Rs 3 per kg and additional 10 kg at Rs 20 per kg) as compared to Rs 350 at Rs10 per kg spent earlier.
The spokesperson further said yesterdays decision will provide basic need to 13.77 lakh individuals in the Antyodaya Anna Yojana category.
A family under the AAY will only need to spend Rs 105 per month to procure 35 kg of food grains, said the spokesperson.