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Additional Foodgrains to Poor Districts

The Government of India has made adhoc additional allocation of 5 million tons of foodgrains to all States and Union Territories for distribution to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL prices, in May 2011. Uttar Pradesh has been made an additional allocation of 546,122 MTs of rice and 272,758 MTs of wheat.

In pursuance of the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 14.5.2011 to reserve 5 million tons of food grains for distribution to the 150 poorest districts or the extremely poor and vulnerable sections of our society, the Central Vigilance Committee on Public Distribution System set up by the Hon’ble Supreme Court has requested the Uttar Pradesh Government to identify families below poverty line who are presently not being allocated foodgrains in the 15 backward districts in the State and intimate the quantity of additional foodgrains required for making allocation to the State for the purpose. 

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