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Government slashes Kerosene and sugar quota distributed through PDS
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Government slashes Kerosene and sugar quota distributed through PDS
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Government slashes Kerosene and sugar quota distributed through PDS

Families living below poverty line to get impact


Citing inadequate supplies, the State Government has decided to cut down sugar and kerosene quota distributed to ration card holders under the Public Distribution System (PDS). The decision comes as a shock to Below Poverty Line families, which are already overburdened by the escalating prices of sugar that is being sold at about Rs.40 per kg and kerosene at about Rs. 28 per litre in the open market.

According to sources, the orders will come into force from this month. The government has decided to supply eight litres of kerosene per ration card in municipal corporations and unelectrified tribal areas, four litres in municipalities and mandal headquarters and two litres in rural areas. Half a kilo of sugar will be distributed to all BPL card holders in both urban and rural areas.

The decision was taken following the recommendations of the Commissioner of Civil Supplies for rationalization of both sugar and kerosene. In his report to the State Government, the Commissioner said the State was not receiving the required quantities of sugar and kerosene due to inadequate allotment. Some white ration card holders eligible for the subsidized sugar and kerosene are not getting the commodities under the Public Distribution System.

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