New Delhi: During year 2014-15, Government has allocated 194.04 lakh tons of foodgrains for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, 137.27 lakh tons of foodgrains for Above Poverty Line (APL) families. 218.85 lakh tons of foodgrains has been allocated under National Food Security Act(NFSA). During the current year, a quantity of 12.04 lakh tons of foodgrains has been allocated to the States for families affected by natural calamities, additional requirements projected by the States, etc. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
Shri Paswan said that during the second half of the current year a quantity of 20.92 lakh tons of foodgrains has been allocated under Other Welfare Schemes (OWS) viz Mid-Day-Meal (MDM) Scheme, Wheat Based Nutrition Programmes(WBNP), Welfare Institutions/Hostels, etc. Government has also allocated 100 lakh tons of wheat during the current year under Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) out which a quantity of 40.12 lakh tons has been sold upto March, 2015.
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