The Food Corporation of India (FCI), Northeast zone, has directed all its field offices to supply rice to state governments on requisition for any scheme, including the new scheme for free food grains to migrant workers.
An FCI release informed in Guwahati on May 16 that it has adequate stock to meet the additional requirement under the new scheme of free food grain for migrants who are not covered under National Food Security Act (NFSA) or State Scheme PDS Cards, with 5 kg allotted per person per month free of cost for two months (May and June, 2020).
An amount of 3,51,320 quintals free rice has been allotted under the scheme as additional allotment for seven states of Northeast.
The central government has directed FCI to supply free food grain to the respective state government for further distribution to the migrants.
Executive director, FCI, NE Zone, has requested state government for immediate lifting of rice allotted under the scheme and also directed FCI field offices to supply free rice to state government on requisition.
It has been informed by FCI that adequate food grains are available in their depots in all seven states to meet the demand under all schemes including NFSA, PMGKAY and additional allotment under new scheme for migrants, the release added.
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