Food Security Act will be implemented by Sept in Bengal


Kolkata: The National Food Security Act would be implemented in West Bengal by September this year, its Food and Supplies minister Jyotipriya Mallick assured the state legislative assembly on Monday. Already three districts are under the purview of the act and more districts are being included in phases as digital cards are being delivered by the agencies handling them.

By September the entire state would be brought under the scheme and a total 6.1 crore people would be benefited, he said. The government was constructing godowns to handle the increased quantity of food grains required to implement the scheme, he added.