Free wheat for ration card holders
Tamil Nadu, rice ration card holders are said to be given 20 kgs of free rice. National Food Security Act was implemented in Tamil Nadu on the month of November 2016. As per all rice cardholders is eligible to get 5 kg rice person including a child on each month under NFSA to ensure quantity given under new system is not less than under Universal PDS.
Under the NFSA, Wheat allotment is said to be enhanced to 1.62 lakhs tonnes. In view of this Commissioner of Food Supply Department, Tamil Nadu has well recommended to the government that wheat is said to be given free of cost for card holders and rice ration.
Right now Tamil Nadu government has accepted this recommendation. As per wheat is said to be supplied at free of cost to all rice card holders according to the existing norms. Its said that nearly 10 kg of wheat to be issued per card to Chennai city including its belt area.