In a significant move aimed at providing relief to the general public amidst rising food prices, the government has launched ‘Bharat Rice‘ at a subsidized rate of Rs 29 per kg. This initiative, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to tackle inflationary trends in the food economy, aims to make essential commodities more accessible to the masses.
🚨 Union Minister Piyush Goyal to launch ‘Bharat Rice’. The price of Bharat Rice will be Rs 29/ Kg. pic.twitter.com/fth4K2KgUc
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So, What is Bharat Rice?
Bharat Rice is a subsidized rice offering introduced by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution. It is part of the government’s efforts to provide affordable essential commodities to the general public. The rice will be available in family-friendly 5 kg and 10 kg packs, with a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs 29 per kg.
How to Buy Bharat Rice?
Initially, Bharat Rice will be available for purchase from mobile vans and physical outlets of three central cooperative agencies: Kendriya Bhandar, NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India), and NCCF (National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation of India). Consumers can also expect Bharat Rice to be made available through other retail chains, including e-commerce platforms, shortly.
Pricing and Availability of Bharat Rice
As mentioned, Bharat Rice is priced at a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs 29 per kg. It comes in family-friendly 5 kg and 10 kg bags, making it accessible to households of varying sizes. This initiative is expected to provide significant relief to consumers facing rising food prices in the country.
Centre launches sale of Bharat Rice at an MRP of Rs. 29/kg in 5Kg and 10Kg packs
‘Bharat’ Rice available at physical and mobile outlets of Kendriya Bhandar, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (@nafedindia) and National Cooperative Consumers'… pic.twitter.com/p0CjnZveIs
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Other Subsidised Commodities Offered by GOI
The launch of Bharat Rice follows the formal introduction of subsidized wheat under the brand name ‘Bharat Atta’ in November last year. In addition to Bharat Rice and Bharat Atta, the government also provides Bharat Dal at Rs 60 per kg and onion at Rs 25 per kg through Kendriya Bhandar, NAFED, and NCCF. These subsidized commodities aim to alleviate the burden of inflation on consumers and ensure access to essential food items at affordable prices.
In conclusion, introducing Bharat Rice at Rs 29 per kg is a commendable step towards addressing the challenges posed by inflation in the food economy. By making essential commodities more affordable and accessible, the government’s initiative is expected to provide much-needed relief to the general public, particularly in these challenging times.