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Ensured food security of over 8.5 crore Bangla people through Khadya Sathi scheme: Mamata

File photo: West Bengal Mamata Banerjee Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Kolkata, West Bengal Oct 16, 2019, 03.16 PM (IST)

The West Bengal has ensured food security to more than 8.5 crore people residing in the state under the `Khadya Sathi` scheme, claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the occasion of World Food Day.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, CM Banerjee said, "Today is #WorldFoodDay. We have ensured the food security of more than 8.5 crore people of #Bangla through Khadya Sathi Scheme."

The Trinamool Congress president also stated that her government has provided special assistance to the people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas besides Aila-affected areas and farmers of Singur, tea garden workers as well as the Toto tribe.

"Special assistance is also provided to the people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas, Aila-affected areas, farmers of Singur, tea garden workers & Toto tribe," she added.

World Food Day is celebrated worldwide on this day. It calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone.

At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking about what we eat.