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Poor People Without Ration Cards to Get 5 Kg Rice Per Month: CM Sonowal

G Plus News | April 21, 2020 11:55 hrs

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in a meeting held with the Kamrup District Administration on 20th April, said that the state government will be providing 5 kg rice per month to each member of those families who are genuinely poor and do not hold ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

This decision was made to help the  poor and needy sections of the society who are left without any help from the government due to  non-availability of proper documents. 

Sonowal also took stock of the availability of food stocks with the Food Corporation of India (FCI). He visited the godowns of FCI at Noonmati, Changsari and the Changsari Railway Yard.

The FCI has reported the availabity of enough stocks to cater to the needs of the state for two and a half months.

Further, CM Sonowal has asked the veterinary and agriculture departments of the state to work in coordination with the Food and Civil Supplies Department to facilitate smooth supply of essential commodities and also to devise new and innovative means for the same.

The Food and Civil Supplies Department was also asked to keep regular check on wholesalers regarding price rise of essentials goods.

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