New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Delhi government would distribute food security scheme cards to beneficiaries on the occasion of the welfare initiative's formal launch Aug 20, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Sunday.
"The cards would help in realising food security guarantee at large," Dikshit said at a workshop for resident welfare associations in east Delhi.
The scheme is planned to be in operational from Sep 1, just a few weeks before the November assembly elections.
The scheme will benefit 5.10 lakh poor families who will get wheat at Rs.2 per kg, rice at Rs.3 per kg and coarse grain at Re.1 per kg.
Dikshit said more families would be included in the scheme that revolves around the senior most woman in a household.
The Dikshit-led Congress government will be among the five party-ruled states to implement the centre's food security scheme.