• Maharashtra Cabinet took a vital decision to supply foodgrains to saffron ration cardholders at a concessional rate for two months due to the current lockdown.

  • About 3.80 crore individuals over the state who are not secured under the Food Security Act will benefit from today’s choice.

  • A saffron ration cardholder will get 3 kgs wheat at Rs 8 per kg and 2 kgs rice at Rs 12 per kg in May and June.

  • The Government will shell out Rs 250 crore for giving these foodgrains at a subsided rate.

  • Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who chaired the cabinet assembly through video conference sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a request to deliver essential things to the concerned department.

  • The government has looked for extra foodgrains of 1.54 lakh metric tons from the centre in expansion to what it gets at concessional rates.

  • The cabinet settled the rate at Rs 8 per kg for wheat and Rs 12 per kg for rice.

  • Further, the cabinet moreover has chosen to amplify the usage of Shiv Bhojan scheme up to the tehsil level. The supper will be served at Rs 5 rather than Rs 10 per plate for the following three months.

  • The migrants, labourers, and students from different places will benefit from meals being served at Rs 5 per plate.

  • The plate costs Rs 50 in cities and Rs 35 in rural areas.  The Government is giving a subsidy of Rs 45 per plate in urban and Rs 30 per plate in rural areas.