Unpaid Food Subsidy Stand at Rs. 1.25 Lakh cr This Year

Unpaid Food Subsidy Stand at Rs. 1.25 Lakh cr This Year

Even as the union government shows promptness in providing the benefits of a variety of social welfare schemes to the deserving individuals, a minimum of Rs. 1.25 lakh crores worth of subsidy dues, about 80% of which are related to food, remain unpaid to the appointed agencies. As a result of that, it’s believed that the financial numbers for the next Budget will take a hit.

The food subsidy claimed by state governments is provided by the central government between 3 to 6 months depending on their submission of utilization certificates.