Earlier, Food Minister K V Thomas met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday to discuss the issue. Gandhi is keen to push her pet project that seeks to provide legal rights to 67 per cent of the population over a uniform quantity of five kilograms of foodgrains at a fixed price of Rs 1-3 per kg through ration shops.
The government has already budgeted 900 billion rupees for the scheme in the current fiscal year ending March 2014.
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