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Manipur to implement food security scheme

By The Assam Tribune

IMPHAL, Jan 2 - Manipur Government will implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) from February.

An official of Manipur Food and Civil Supplies department said here: �Work on computerisation of data and digitisation of ration cards are in advanced stage for the implementation of the food security act.�

The Left Front Government in Tripura introduced the NFSA from September 1 last year.

Assam implemented the scheme from December 24, benefiting over 2.40 crore people.

Under NFSA, which came into force on July 5, 2013, each eligible person will get five kg of food grain a month � rice at Rs 3 per kg, wheat at Rs 2 per kg and coarse cereals at Re 1 per kg.

NFSA allows up to 75 per cent of the rural population and up to 50 per cent of the urban population to get food grain at subsidised prices. � IANS

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