Odisha Extends Free Rice Scheme For Three More Months

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday extended the distribution of free rice under the State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) for three more months.

By this, 9.05 lakh beneficiaries of 2.92 lakh families will be benefited.

As per the chief minister’s directive, each beneficiary will now get an additional 5kg of rice from the allotment month of October 2022 to December 2022.

“For this purpose, the state government will distribute 13,575 tonnes of rice from the State pool with an expenditure of Rs 49 crores,” a release issued by the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) said.

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