Cash in lieu of free rice for cardholders withdrawn

Acceding to the demands and pressures of the opposition and public, the Government on Wednesday withdrew the scheme of cash in lieu of free rice to cardholders. It announced that it would continue the old scheme of free distribution of rice from May.

Presenting budget proposals for department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chief Minister N. Rangasamy said, “An outlay of Rs132 crore including non-plan has been proposed . Under the Food Security Act, the priority households will be identified and red cards will be issued. Under the State scheme, 10 kilo of single-boiled rice and five kilo of wheat will be distributed to all card holders from May 2015.”

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