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Centre's 'Bharat Rice' at subsidised rates for consumers; Details

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Rs 29 per kg

The Bharat Rice will be launched by the Centre at a subsidised rate of Rs 29 per kg to lessen the effects of a 15% increase in retail rice prices over the previous year,

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5 tonnes of rice in first phase

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) will allocate 5 lakh tonnes of rice to two cooperatives, namely the NAFED and the NCCF along with the retail chain Kendriya Bhandar.

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Piyush Goyal to launch Bharat Rice

Union Food Minister Piyush Goyal is slated to launch Bharat rice at Kartavya Path in the national capital on February 04, 2024.

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5 kg and 10 kg packs

Under the "Bharat" brand, these agencies will package the rice further into 5 kg & 10 kg bags for retail sale through their stores. 

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Bharat Atta

The Centre last year launched Bharat Atta at an MRP of Rs 27.50 per kg. Bharat Dal (Chana dal) is already being sold by these 3 agencies at Rs.60 per kg for 1 kg pack.

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