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Extended food security scheme to aid migrants returning home


  • The decision will benefit UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, MP and Bengal that are seeing reverse migration
  • Extension of free foodgrain scheme comes after a dozen states and UTs flagged the need

The decision to extend the food security scheme till November is expected to benefit states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, where the problem of reverse migration is most acute. As many as 8 million labourers have travelled from various cities to their villages in these states since the lockdown was imposed on 25 March.

The extension of the free foodgrain scheme comes ...


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