Rajasthan, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh implement food law
The Centre on Friday said Mizoram, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh have started implementing the food law that aims to provide legal right to subsidised foodgrain to 67% of population. The Delhi government was the first to announce the implementation of the landmark law last month. Haryana and Uttarakhand followed suit. The states have been provided one year for implementation. But Haryana, HP, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Mizoram and Delhi have already started its implementation, an official statement said. Under the law, the govern-ment aims to provide uniform entitlement of 5 kg per person per month through ration shops at the fixed rate of R3, R2, R1 per kg for rice, wheat and coarse grains, respectively.