80 crore people to get wheat for Rs 2, rice at Rs 3 for next three months


Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi (SHP)

New Delhi, Mar 25: With a hope to support people in the time of financial distress, union minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced prices for wheat and rice. The revised rates will be applicable for a period of 3 months, for now. Over 80 crore people will be the beneficiaries of these concessional rates.

"The cost of wheat which is at Rs 27 will be provided at Rs 2. The cost of rice which is at Rs 37 will be available at Rs 3," Javadekar said.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Javadekar said, "The Central Government will provide 80 crore people every month with 7kg ration per person at just Rs 2 which actually costs Rs 27. Cost of rice which is Rs 33 will be provided at Rs 3 per kg. This is for 80 crore people. This is the world's largest food security system and Rs 1800 crores will be spent on it. 3 months of advance ration will be provided to the state governments."

Furthermore, he added, "As you know all workers in the Central Government will get their salaries, but the contractual labourers they will also get their salaries. Private companies have been urged to provide workers with minimum wages and the response has been good."

The I&B minister has also urged people to not believe in rumours and avoid panic. Javadekar stated that despite the lockdown, essential services and shops will remain operational. "State governments have been asked to start a helpline. The Home Ministry is also going open up their helpline today," he added.

Meanwhile, to mitigate hardships faced by economically weaker sections of society, several state governments have announced increased rations and free meals.

 

  

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  • Sujay bag, Mumbai. Bhayandar (East)

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    Where we get this things wheat & Rice. 2 & 3... Please help me

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  • abdulla, india

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    During the Emergency: they used to write the stocks and price of the product daily on Blackboard and hang it up the wall in front.
    so no Hoarding or profiteering during difficult times.
    so, be it.
    Keep clean. serve the people... one nation: one people..
    work is worship
    Treat others like GOD.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Bhandarkar

    Pandava''s were just 5 brothers against 100 of kauravas. If number to define the just and unjust, truth of Mahabharat would have been told way different. You may disagree with that too.

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  • Benjamin DSouza, Puttur

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I hope beneficiaries of this scheme are BPL card holders..Lower middle class APL card holders should also get rice and wheat at subsidised/reasonable price. This is my request to the government.

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  • Hemalatha Vasudevan, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    I am not a daily wage worker but running a small business which is also closed due to Corona lockdown i am from a lower middle class family how shall I take care of my family, pay my house rent I can manage for a week but later what shall I do what will the government do pls pls pls help me 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  • Benjamin DSouza, Puttur

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I hope beneficiaries of this scheme are BPL card holders..Lower middle class APL card holders should also get rice and wheat at subsidised/reasonable price. This is my request to the government.

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  • JK, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Make sure rich will not take advantage o this, buying 100 kg at a time since it is cheap. Then poor might endup with nothing. This should go through ration card.

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    This is the movement we want from government, but please make sure that all poor people get benefit of this without any gathering. Otherwise for this people will make rush then covid spread.

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  • Raju pokhrel, Mangalore kulai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    All govt.allowed ration ditribute to all area wise as through ration card....right???
    Can i know who r staying out side the native who's ration card is not there, can they also get any help from that area govt.???🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 plz help me and them who r staying out side their native.
    Ph.9902652351

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Yesterday ...
    A Communist like thinker was asking ..
    .......What about food u ? Giving an impression that he would like it to fall free on his plate....
    Well measures have been taken by the Centre to take care step by step for the first 21 days initially. States should implement schemes effectively.There is no point jumping the gun and thinking far far ahead.The idea should be to take each day at a time Survive and Move forward in this critical times...
    Detailed planning and other schemes after we survive this scare and being safe.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Ignorance is bliss.

    1. Doctors and nurses are getting infected. Because of lack of PPE. India was exporting it till 19th March. Now we have more requirement than our capacity we are desperately trying to import the same.

    2. Availability of food grain does not mean it is automatically reaching people in need by some kind of magic. Govt is just started to talk to companies like flipcart to find a way for delivery. Implies just talking now after the shutdown begin.

    3. Flip cart closed their operation today because delivery boys were harassed by police. They dumped tonnes of food grains and vegetables tdy.

    Thankfully for Modi he has supporters who reason out a logic or excuse. Modi as PM had to be supported in this time of need. But not blindly like DeMo, that causes more pain to the country than gain when implimented without plan.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    What are you trying to convey ?
    1.That doctors are suffering OR
    2.That ignorance is bliss OR
    3.Flipkart is suffering OR
    4.DeMO still haunts you OR
    5.Modiji has a large following ...OR
    What else ??
    Save everything for another day.
    Now and today let us save ourselves and help save others from Corona.Stand united.
    This is not the time for petty politics.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    First put some money in the pockets of Daily Waged Laborers ...

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    RSS has started distributing Food Kits containing 5 kgs each of rice & wheat floor, 1 kg each of onion and potato, half kg salt, a ltr of refined oil and a kg of Toor Dal, Starts in Bangalore and moves over to nation-wide.
    Please rest your mind in peace.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Very good news to poor,daily wagers etc.Only a question,when it is available and where?Second hope it doesnt disappear just like ration rice or Bhagya rice to other godown.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    The food security act implimented by UPA that forced govt's to maintain food grain stock. Great initiative then opposed by BJP, used by Modi Govt.

    NDRF, set up by UPA is at the fore front of providing relief.

    BJP leaders who were was asking people earlier to drink Gomutra and dump in Gobar, have disappeared. Like the statue of Sardar built paying 3000cr to chineese, silently stares speaks volume who did what for nation.

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  • Chiguru, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Good initiative. Require such active govt in every state

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    The ration shop in the city is shut. Where is this distribution taking place ? In villages ? Just because they have BPL card ? What will the city people eat ?

    Nevertheless, because of Corona, grains that were otherwise rotting in granaries after it rains, will come to some use.

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    OK, it's for people who have little money but still they need other things finally to eat wheat or rice. What about people and thier families who do not have money as they depend on day today wages for 21 days unless you provide them cooked food???. It is uncertain for them after 21 days to return back to work.

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