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Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
23-November-2010 15:49 IST
Cheaper Foodgrains Allocated to States for Flood Affected Areas
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         Requests have been received from some State Governments, for additional allocation of foodgrains on account of flood/drought.

 

         Considering the requests of the State Governments, additional allocation of foodgrains has been made.   State-wise details of additional allocation of foodgrains made for flood/drought relief during the current year 2010-11 are as under:

 

 

State

Quantities allocated (In tons)

 

Rice

Wheat

Total

Assam

20000

-

20000

Uttar Pradesh

18000

-

18000

West Bengal

15000

10000

25000

Meghalaya

10000

5000

15000

 

Operational responsibility for further distribution of the allocated foodgrains to eligible families within the State  lies with the State Government.

      

            This information was given by Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

 

MP:CP:floodaffected (23.11.2010)