Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Saturday directed officials of the Food and Civil Supplies Department to provide essential commodities to those family card holders to whom the supply has been suspended, pending enquiry.
Asking the officials to expedite the enquiry process in respect of those card holders who appealed to the Department against the cancellation of their cards, the Chief Minister also told the authorities to post additional personnel to dispose of petitions, seeking the issue of family cards.
He also directed the officials to carry out immediate and regular inspection of quality of the commodities. He wanted steps to be taken for giving lands of Chennai Corporation to the State Civil Supplies Corporation for the construction of buildings. In response to plea of farmers of the Cauvery delta, the Civil Supplies Corporation had been advised to procure paddy with 20 per cent moisture content.