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No proposal to include livestock in PDS, NITI Aayog clarifies

New Delhi, Mar 4 (GCBusiness) NITI Aayog on Wednesday stated that it has never proposed or even discussed inclusion of egg, meat, fish or any other livestock item under public distribution system or any other nutrition intervention programme.
‘It is clarified that NITI Aayog has never proposed or even discussed inclusion of egg, meat, fish or any other livestock item under PDS or any other nutrition intervention programme,’ the Aayog said in a statement.
It said the news contained in some of the newspapers is mischievous and without any basis.
‘NITI Aayog would like to ensure all concerned that it does not propose to make any such suggestion or recommendation that hurts the sentiments of any section of the society,’ the think-tank said.
For the last few days, emails are being sent to the Prime Minister and other authorities by various people and organisations raising concerns about the alleged proposal by NITI Aayog for inclusion of livestock items under PDS referring to the Vision Document of NITI Aayog, it maintained.

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Via UNI-India

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