ITANAGAR, April 27 - Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to implement the National Food Security Act immediately throughout the State, an official release said here on Tuesday.
As per the Act, 35 kg rice would be allocated to AAY household and the rice would be made available at the rate of Rs 3 per kg per person to all priority households.
For the rest of the households, rice would be available through FPS at prices on a differential scale, to be paid and settled directly by the consumers.
In areas served by banking channels, options were kept for direct cash transfer model.
For this to happen, DCs would be instructed to undertake an exercise and finish it within three months.
All priority households would get roughly Rs 22 per kg per person per month directly in their bank account and they could purchase rice from the market. It was also decided to start this model well before December.
For rest of the households located in villages connected with roads, the Cabinet decided to make the rice available through fair price shops.
The Cabinet further decided to stop transportation by head load system and to opt for air dropping in remote areas. � PTI