New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her press briefing announced that free food grains will be supplied to Migrants for two months.
Migrants who are neither NFSA or State Card beneficiaries in the state they are stationed will be provided 5 kg of grains per person and 1 kg Chana per family per month for two months. About 8 crore migrants are expected to benefit from the scheme.
Rs 3500 crore will be spent on this intervention for 2 months. The cost will be completely borne by the Central government.
The state government is responsible for implementation, identification of migrants and full distribution and providing detailed guidelines.