Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Friday extended distribution of additional Rs 5 kg rice per month free of cost to beneficiaries under State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) for another six months.
As per the directive, each beneficiary of the State Food Security Scheme will get an additional 5 kg rice from the month of April 2022 to September 2022. As many as 8.09 lakh beneficiaries in the State will get the benefits.
For this purpose, total 24,270 tonnes of rice will be supplied with an expenditure of Rs 91.70 crore from the state exchequer.
This will facilitate beneficiaries enrolled in the State Food Security Scheme to remain at par with beneficiaries under National Food Security Act.
The benefit of 5 kg free Rice was earlier extended for the beneficiaries of SFSS from December 2021 to March 2022.