Less than one third migrants benefited from free food scheme during lockdown3 min read . Updated: 17 Aug 2020, 07:26 PM IST
Senior officials of the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution ministry told the parliamentarians that while 8 lakh metric tonnes of food grains were allocated under the scheme, out of which over 6.38 lakh metric tonnes of food grains were lifted by various state governments
New Delhi: The decision of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to provide food to migrant workers returning home during the nationwide lockdown has come under scrutiny as senior officials in the union government have told the parliamentary committee on labour that only 31% people identified in the programme benefitted from it.
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