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Rajasthan: Green Signal to 'Annapurna Scheme' by CM Gehlot, 1.06 cr poor families to benefit

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given approval to the 'Annapurna Food Scheme', which involves providing free food packets to 1.06 Crore poor families in the State. This program will incur a monthly expenditure of Rs 392 Crore as stated in a government-issued statement on Friday.

Under this scheme, families that come under the purview of the National Food Security Act (NFSA)will receive packets containing free food items including 1 kg gram dal, sugar, salt, one liter of edible oil, 100 grams of chili powder, coriander powder, and 50 grams of turmeric powder. The cost incurred on each packet will be Rs 370.

Registration of eligible persons under this scheme will be done in the inflation relief camps to be organized from April 24. In this scheme, CONFED (Rajasthan State Cooperative Consumer Federation Ltd.) coming under the Cooperative Department, will purchase the material and prepare packets to make them available to the Fair Price Shops (FPS).

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