Assam tea workers to get subsidized foodgrains after execution of NFSA: Paswan

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New Delhi, March 18: The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, in a reply to Lok Sabha on Tuesday said that the Government of India has enacted National Food Security Act (NFSA) from July 2013.

This act provides highly subsidized foodgrains to the beneficiaries identified by the respective State Government under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority categories as per 2011 population estimates.

The State Government of Assam has intimated that the NFSA ration cards have been issued to all selected beneficiaries including tea garden workers. Once the State Government implements the NFSA, all these beneficiaries identified by the State would be entitled for the prescribed quantity of foodgrains as per the provisions of the Act.

Paswan said that the Government of India allocates foodgrains (rice and wheat) to the State of Assam under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS).

He further infomed that responsibility for proper identification of beneficiaries, issuance of ration cards to them within the ceiling prescribed under the TPDS, lifting of the allocated foodgrains and their proper distribution within the State to the eligible beneficiaries through the network of fair price shops (FPSs) rests with the State Government.

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