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Second Covid wave, global prices could derail Centre's FY22 subsidy maths

The Centre's plan to start FY22 on a clean slate seems to have gone for a toss within just six months after it cleared the food subsidy backlog and paid its pending liabilities to NSSF

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Coronavirus | Food subsidy | fertiliser subsidy

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 



Food subsidy, ration shops, Public distribution system, PDS, food grains, poor, poverty, welfare schemes

During the Covid-19 lockdown and consequent disruption of the economy in FY21, the Central government cleared two big items in India’s subsidy basket--food and fertilisers--in a bold move designed to start the current financial year on a relatively clean slate.

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First Published: Wed, June 30 2021. 18:42 IST

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