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- Inaugurated on March 19, 1999.
- Initially the scheme provided 10 kg food grains to senior citizens who were eligible f0r old age pension but could not get it due to one reason or the other. Later on, it was extended to cover those people also who get old age pensions.
- Food grains are provided to the beneficiaries at subsidized rates of Rs 2 per kg of wheat and Rs 3 per kg of rice.