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World Food Day: West Bengal govt extends food security to 8.5 crore people, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 October 2018, 11:31 AM
World Food Day: West Bengal govt extends food security to 8.5 crore people, says Mamata Banerjee
World Food Day: West Bengal govt extends food security to 8.5 crore people, says Mamata Banerjee

On the World Food Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government had ensured that over 8.5 crore people in the state have been provided food security.

Under the government’s ‘Khadya Scheme’, special assistance is also being given to the people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas besides Aila-affected areas and farmers of Singur, tea garden workers as well as the Toto tribe, Mamata said.

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“Today is #WorldFoodDay. We have ensured the food security of more than 8.5 crore people of #Bangla through Khadya Sathi Scheme,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

“Special assistance is also provided to the people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas, Aila-affected areas, farmers of Singur, tea garden workers & Toto tribe,” she added.

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The World Food Day is observed worldwide to celebrate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. It is a day of action dedicated to tackle global hunger.

First Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:29 AM
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