Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the concerned department to provide free rice and dal through PDS from July to November free of cost.
The state government has made the announcement in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of the dreaded disease has adversely affected the livelihood of the people. The beneficiaries of the food security scheme will get five kg of rice per head for five months apart from getting one kg of dal for five months. These items will be provided free of cost.