Teams deployed to stop hoarding and regular supply of ration
Ration distribution for April, May, and June will be done at cheap stall shops from April 1
For the prevention of coronavirus, the state government will distribute ration to 23 lakh ration card holders in three months in advance in April. For this, the Food and Supplies Department has started supplying wheat, rice, and pulses to the hill districts.
Ration for the month of April will be given to consumers from April 1 to April 15 and after April 15, two months ration will be distributed in advance. To prevent the spread of corona infection, the government has put a lockdown in the state till 31 March.
Teams also deployed under the leadership of District Supply Officer
The Food and Supplies Department has distributed cheap rations for the month of March to consumers. Ration quota of more than 95 percent of April has been reached in all districts of the state. Ration distribution will be done at cheap galleries from April 1.
To prevent the hoarding of food items, the department has also deployed teams under the leadership of District Supply Officer in each district. At the same time, the District Magistrates were instructed to make a regular supply of essential services. Strict action should be taken on getting a complaint about hoarding.
Wheat, rice, and pulses will be available in the cheap ration
The state’s 23 lakh ration cardholders are given cheaper ration every month by the government. In which the Antyodaya family gets 35 kg ration per card. It consists of 21.5 kg of rice and 13.5 kg of Wheat. Whereas 2kg wheat and 3kg of rice per unit to primary families. Under the Mukhyamantri Dal Nurture Scheme, one kg of Chana and masoor dal will also be available for each ration card.
In view of the lockdown of the state, instructions were given to all district magistrates and departmental officers to keep a strict vigil on hoarding. Three months’ ration will be distributed to all the ration cardholders of the state in April. Ration quota is being reached in advance in the hill districts.
– Sushil Kumar, Secretary Food and Supplies Department