GO issued for ragi distribution in PDS

18 June 2022, 4:15 pm
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The state government on Friday issued orders to distribute ragi to family cardholders through fair price shops in The Nilgiris and Dharmapuri districts at the rate of 2 kg per family per month on pilot basis.

A GO issued by principal secretary to the state Food Department said, “The government after careful examination of the proposal of the Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department hereby accord administrative sanction for the distribution of ragi (Coarse grain) under Public Distribution System (PDS) to the family cardholders in The Nilgiris and Dharmapuri districts at their own will, at the rate of two kg per family per month in lieu of rice entitlement on a pilot basis so as to ensure nutritional security.”

The order has been issued in accordance with the announcement made by the Food Minister during the debate on the demand for grants for the department on April 8, 2022.