Central govt accounts for about 91 percent of subsidy on food grain: Paswan

New Delhi: Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today told Lok Sabha that the State governments like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have contributed nothing to implement the National Food Security Act.

“I would like to tell the members that claims being made by some states that they are giving rice and paddy free of charge to consumers are not true. The Centre is giving it. If the price of rice is Rs.30 a kg, the Centre is giving (subsidy of) Rs.28,” Paswan said in the Lok Sabha during question hour.

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“The contribution from Uttar Pradesh government is zero. Bihar’s also is zero,” he said, replying to supplementary questions.

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