States’ record uneven in ensuring food during lockdown3 min read 09 Jun 2020, 01:50 PM IST
Only a handful of states ensured complete and consistent distribution of additional foodgrains under the lockdown food security scheme in April and May
On 26 March, the Centre announced additional food supplies for two-thirds of the Indian population as part of its first lockdown package. The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) would support families until at least June, by tapping into the network of ‘fair-price shops’ under the already-existing public distribution system. But two months into the scheme, data shows only a handful of states have met the distribution targets.