The programme was launched by the state chief minister Virbhadra Singh at Shimla’s Ridge ground. He handed a ration bag to 104 year old Mast Ram in the state capital.
Under the RGAY plan 37 lakh people will get 3 kg of wheat and 2 kg of rice at Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg respectively. While the poor (anntodya families) will continue to get 20 kg of wheat and 15 kg of rice per month .
State food minister G S Bali said 70 per cent beneficiaries had been identified under the scheme and the rest will also be covered soon.