The ‘Bharat’ brand was officially launched by the Center on Monday to give relief to the common people before Diwali. Under this brand, wheat flour will be sold at Rs 27.50 per kg across the country. Which will undoubtedly give relief to common people before Diwali. The sale of this flour has officially started from Monday.
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This ‘Bharat Atta’ will be sold through 800 mobile vans and over 2,000 shops across the country through cooperative societies NAFED, NCCF and central warehouses.
It is to be noted that earlier in February, the government had decided to sell this flour at Rs 29.50 per kg as a pilot project through some shops and cooperative societies. A total of 18,000 tonnes of ‘Bharat Ata’ was planned to be sold. After that pilot project, now ‘Bharat Ata’ will be sold across the country. Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal said in this context, “After we successfully conducted the tests, it has been decided to officially launch this ‘Bharat Atta’. As a result, flour is available across the country at the rate of Tk 27.50 per kg.”
What is the price of flour in the market now?
The price of flour in the market is high. If the price of open flour is seen in Bengal, it is around 30-32 rupees. But any branded flour is priced at Rs 40-42. Good quality flour in Madhya Pradesh costs around Rs.45. Compared to that, the price of Indian flour will be much lower. Flour will be sold at just Rs 27.50 per kg.
How many kilograms of flour will be sold under this project?
Union Minister Piyus Goyal said that 2.5 lakh tonnes of flour has been given for sale under this band by the Food Corporation of India. Out of this, 1 lakh tonnes of flour will be sold through NAFED, NCCF. The remaining 50,000 tonnes of flour will be sold through central warehouses.
Importantly, this subsidy is not only on flour during the festive season. To make Diwali more festive, the government is selling subsidized Bharat Dal at Rs 60 per kg, while the market price of pulses is around Rs 110 per kg. On the other hand, onion is priced at Rs 25 per kg.