The governments of Mizoram and Tripura are ready to implement the national food security act (NFSA) and they are in the final stages of completely computerizing their Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) for this purpose. As per Tripura Chief Minister Mr. Manik Sarkar, the state will start implementing the food security act from September. According to a statement by Mizoram Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. John Rotluangliana, his state has plans of implementing NFSA from October. Mr. Rotluangliana further stated that around 706,000 of Mizoram residents will be covered by the food security scheme. He also said that the state government will make arrangements to provide rice at a cheaper price to those who are left out this scheme. Under the NFSA, each eligible person would get 5 kg food grain a month at Rs.3 per kg for rice, Rs.2 per kg for wheat and Re.1 per kg for coarse cereals through the state governments.