Food security cards to be given from Aug 20: Sheila Dikshit

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 20:34

New Delhi: The Delhi government would distribute food security scheme cards to beneficiaries on the occasion of the welfare initiative`s formal launch Aug 20, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Sunday.

"The cards would help in realising food security guarantee at large," Dikshit said at a workshop for resident welfare associations in east Delhi.

The scheme is planned to be in operational from Sep 1, just a few weeks before the November assembly elections.

The scheme will benefit 5.10 lakh poor families who will get wheat at Rs 2 per kg, rice at Rs 3 per kg and coarse grain at Re1 per kg.

Dikshit said more families would be included in the scheme that revolves around the senior most woman in a household.

The Dikshit-led Congress government will be among the five party-ruled states to implement the centre`s food security scheme.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 20:34

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