Over 4.24 lakh family card holders would be entitled to the free rice proposed for distribution through the public distribution system, as promised by the Chief Minister in her election manifesto.
A coordination meeting in this regard was conducted here under Collector C.Munianathan at the Collectorate on Thursday. Under the Scheme, free rice shall be distributed to 4,24,346 lakh families from June 1.
All fair price shops are instructed to place display boards about the scheme in order to spread awareness among people.
Block-level officials will be entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the quality of rice distributed through PDS. Any grievance may be voiced to the State Consumer Assistance Office over 044-28592828.
V.Rajendran, District Revenue Officer, Viswanathan, Senior Regional Manager, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, were among the officials present.
Collector C.Munianathan chairs coordination committee meeting