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Union Food Minister K V Thomas is the Man of the Hour, as he is singularly responsible for translating Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s dream...
Union Food Minister K V Thomas is the Man of the Hour, as he is singularly responsible for translating Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s dream project of providing food security cover to the teeming millions of the Indian masses. Handpicked by Sonia Gandhi, Thomas was minister of state for food under Sharad Pawar, who was holding Cabinet charge of the portfolio. When Pawar shed Food portfolio during a reshuffle, K V Thomas was given independent charge of this crucial portfolio.
Rising to the occasion, Thomas is seen as one, who seized opportunity to transform the lives of tens of millions of people and affirm the commitment to their welfare and wellbeing. The food security cover seeks to make available rice at Rs 3 a kg, wheat at Rs 2 a kg and coarse grain at Re 1 a kg. It covers 75 per cent of the rural population and 50 per cent of the urban population and overall it covers 67 per cent of the population.