`Food grain distribution on 2011 Census basis`
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 23:20
Srinagar: The Centre Wednesday said that public distribution of food grains will be made as per the Census 2011 from December this year.

"We will be distributing the food grains under the various schemes as per the 2011 Census," Union Minister of State for Food and Public Distribution K V Thomas told reporters here.

He said the distribution according to the latest census figures will be implemented by December this year. Thomas, who met Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and state CAPD Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon yesterday, said the central schemes are being implemented "quite well" in the state.

The Union Minister said Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee Scheme (PEGS) will be initiated in the State to develop storage capacity in the private sector under PPP mode.

Thomas said the PEGS would help to built storage capacity for 3.60 lakh tonnes of food grains.

He assured full support of his Ministry to the State for upgrading and improving public distribution affairs.


First Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 23:20

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