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    The Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has approved a plan to give free sugar to families in need. The decision was made during a cabinet meeting and aims to help underprivileged households and ensure food security.

    A total of 280,290 recipients, including 68,747 National Food Security cardholders, will benefit from this policy. The proposal has been submitted to the Lieutenant Governor for approval.

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    The goal is to tackle food insecurity in Delhi. A cabinet meeting in July discussed and approved the idea of providing free sugar to financially disadvantaged families under the sugar subsidy program. With rising inflation and economic challenges, the plan was given the green light. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal endorsed the proposal.

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    In addition to wheat and rice, complimentary sugar will now be distributed to eligible recipients under the National Food Security Act. The program will offer free sugar to Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) cardholders from January to December 2023.

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    Approximately 280,290 recipients, including 68,747 National Food Security cardholders, will benefit from this initiative. The budget for this program is around Rs 1.11 crore.

    The Delhi government is committed to prioritizing the welfare of its residents and ensuring food security for all, especially during these challenging times.

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