Gujarat CM launches Maa Annapurna Yojna

Gujarat chief Minister Anandiben Patel officially launched the state-wide implementation of National Food Security Act, which has been renamed as Maa Annapurna Yojna (Scheme) by the state government. Under the Maa Annapurna Yojna, 3.82 crore people of Gujarat will be benefited. Each of them will get rice at Rs 3 per Kg and wheat at Rs 2 per Kg.

Out of 35 kg given at subsidised rates during Congress rule, only 16 kg of food-grain was given at those rates, while for the remaining 19 kg, government used to charge Rs 7.70. Now, PM Modi removed this condition and has announced to give the entire 35 kg of food-grain at subsidised rates.   

only 11 states had implemented the National Food Security Act and that too they had not implemented totally. The number of states has increased from 11 to 21, including Gujarat, which will implement it by April 1, 2016,” Paswan told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting organised here with Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials of Gujarat      

 Extra info:
  • Implementation of the Act started in Gujarat from April 1, it was officially launched by the CM on the foundation day of BJP.
  • Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution of India – Ram Vilas Paswan
  • National Food Security Act, 2013

So lets do:

  • Recently Maa Annapurna Yojna launched in which state?
  • Who is the Chief minister of Gujrat?
  • Who is the Governor of Gujrat?
  • Who is the  Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution of India?
  • How many states implemented National Food Security Act From April 1?
  • National Food Security Act Passed in which year?


Source – The Hindu

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