Food Corporation of India (FCI) has until date provided 48 LMT of meals grains to all 28 states and eight union territories, out of which 26 states have lifted their full allocation for the month of May.
Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Government is distributing free meals grains for a interval of two months (May-June 2021) at 5 kg per particular person per thirty days to round 79.39 crore beneficiaries lined underneath National Food Security Act to fulfill the challenges thrown up by the Covid pandemic.
Till May 24, 2021, FCI had provided 48 LMT free meals grains to all states and union territories, in accordance with an announcement issued by the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs.
Some of the 26 states which have lifted their full month-to-month quota for May are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal amongst others.
To guarantee easy provide of meals grains within the nation, FCI is replenishing frequently, the allotted shares that are being lifted by states, in order that satisfactory quota of meals grains is maintained.
During May 2021, FCI has already loaded 1,062 rakes i.e. common 44 rakes per day. At current, 295 LMT wheat and 597 LMT rice (whole 892 LMT) can be found underneath the Central Pool.