DIBRUGARH, Dec 29 - The Forest and Environment and Tea and ex-Tea Tribes Welfare Minister Atuwa Munda on Monday formally inaugurated the launch of the distribution of foodgrains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2003, at Mattak Tea Estate�s Karma Bhawan in Lahoal here by giving away the foodgrains to the beneficiaries of the area at a special function.
In the distribution ceremony, Minister Munda said that about 10,76,485 beneficiaries would benefit foodgrains at the rate of Rs 3 under the National Food Security Act 2003 in the district. �Altogether 84.17 per cent of the rural population and 60.35 per cent of the town population would benefit from the scheme,� he said.
The Minister also told the gathering during the distribution ceremony that no distributor, agent or a fair price shopkeeper can hike the price of the foodgrains under the National Food Security Act 2003. It is gathered that about 55014.90 quintals of rice have been dispatched for the month of December for distribution in different places in the district.