Ration Shops All Set To Sell Chicken, Mutton And Eggs

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The ration shops sell food grains like wheat, rice, cereals, sugar and oils at subsidised rates ensuring that they provide basic nutrition to all the segments of the society. However, the government is now considering to sell fish, chicken, meat and eggs at subsidised rates.  

Niti Aayog Plans to include eggs, fish, chicken, and meat, possibly through its public distribution system. The aim of the proposal is to improve India's low nutrition ranking at the global level.

If it is implemented, these food items will join the food subsidy programme along with wheat, rice, coarse grains and a few varieties of pulses.  The move by NITI Aayog is necessary as India's dietary pattern is becoming unhealthy with people moving towards oily, sugary and spicy food.

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