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Paswan discusses implementation of NFS Act with Vijayan

Kerala:  Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan Wednesday has reviewed the implementation of National Food Security (NFS) Act in Kerala with Chief Minister of the state, Pinarayi Vijayan here.

Vijayan has apprised Paswan of the implementation of various provisions of the Act in Kerala and requirement of additional food grains. The Act has been implemented in the state recently.

He asked for food grains allocations beyond the entitlement of the state under the Act. Vijayan said that it was required for migrant workers in the state.

Paswan has assured that center will continue to allocate about 4 lakh MT foodgrians beyond the entitlement of the state as tide over allocation.

He has suggested that the state can take the advantage of open market sale scheme or procure food grains at economic cost from FCI to meet its additional requirement.