Ensure proper distribution of commodities, MP tells officials

Undavalli Arun Kumar, MP, on Thursday formally launched ‘Amma Hastam’ to provide nine essential commodities for Rs. 185 to the below poverty line families at the Tehsildar office here.

Mr. Arun Kumar said that the State government launched the programme to cater to the needs of the poor families and he requested the people to utilise the opportunity.

Routhu Surya Prakasa Rao, MLA, said that all the 74,381 white card holders in the city would get the facility and requested the officials to ensure proper distribution to all the eligible families. Basing on the complaints on supply of essential commodities at certain ration shops in the city, he said that stringent action would be taken against errant dealers. During the launching programme, some 100 card holders were given essential commodities and the remaining would be given at ration shops. Rajahmundry Rural MLA Chandana Ramesh, urban Tehsildar G. Seshagiri Rao, Hitakarini Samajam president Buddiga Srinivas and others attended the programme.

At Rampachodavaram

At Rampachodavaram, the scheme was launched by Rajya Sabha member T. Ratnabai. She said the poor would get a subsidy of Rs.107, difference of amount per month between the rates of the commodities in the open market and at fair price shops. The total subsidy amount per annum would be Rs.1284.

Ms. Ratnabai said the importance of 110 sub-depots of the GCC increased with the introduction of the ‘Amma Hastam’ programme.

K.K. Viswanath, MLA, Rampachodavaram, said that along with Rs.1-a-kg rice, the groceries supplied through DR Depots would be more beneficial to the tribal people.

ITDA Project Officer C. Nagarani said that the agency proposed to convert all the white ration cards in the tribal area into Antyodaya Anna Yojna cards through which tribal people would get 35 kg of rice at Rs.2 per kg.

Sub-Collector Gandham Chandrudu also spoke.

Former ZPTC Y.V. Ramakrishna, Tehsildar G. Bhima Rao and others participated.


  • The scheme to benefit 74,381 families in the city

  • Dealers warned of action against any irregularities