msp: PMGKAY: Wheat allocation to be reduce, rice to go up for beneficiaries


The federal government will improve allocation of rice and reduce that of wheat to beneficiaries below its free grains programme as a part of efforts to make sure availability of wheat within the home market amid a forecast of diminished crop yield this 12 months.

Beneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY), 800 million poor individuals are entitled to five kg free foodgrain each month.

In accordance with a letter from the meals ministry to the Meals Company of India, allocation of wheat has been diminished to 7.1 mt from 18.2 million tonnes (MT). Rice allocation has been elevated from 21.6MT to 32.7 MT.

An early improve in temperature throughout India has affected the wheat crop, main specialists to foretell a poor harvest this 12 months.

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