Naveen launches Odisha Food Security Scheme to benefit 25 lakh people

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched state’s own food security scheme to benefit 25 lakh people, who have been left out from the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

The Chief Minister said the Odisha Food Security Scheme will benefit the vulnerable populace that was excluded from the NFSA coverage.

He said the beneficiaries will get five kg of rice per person, per month at a rate of Rs 1 per kg.

“The pioneering #OdishasOwnFoodSecurity scheme will benefit lakhs of vulnerable people currently out of the ambit of National Food Security Act. The state government will spend ₹443.5 crore per annum to support the scheme and ₹221.75 crore in current financial year,” tweeted the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).