Dept of expenditure favours ending free foodgrain scheme1 min read . Updated: 26 Nov 2022, 06:55 AM IST
The government has already allocated ₹1.2 trillion more than it budgeted for food subsidies because of the extension of the PMGKAY scheme
The department of expenditure will likely recommend halting the pandemic-era free foodgrain programme to support the poor to ease the strain on government finances and stick to the current year’s fiscal deficit of 6.4% of GDP.
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