Raghubar ask to form committee to sort out problems in paddy procurement

Ranchi, Jun 6 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today instructed that to ensure that the people get right quantity of food grains at the PDS shops digital weighing machines should be installed at these shops by August 15.

Reviewing the function of the Food and Civil Supplies Department here he said that the digital weighing machines should also be linked with e-pos machines so that the beneficiary can get the right amount of food grains. He directed that the sugar received from the centre should be distributed on subsidised rates among the Antodaya families.

Reviewing the progress in paddy procurement Mr Das said that that the agency which has not paid to the farmers should be asked to make the payment soon and in case they fail to do so than they should be put in the black list and the farmers should be given their money. Mr Das said that since some of the farmers are facing trouble in selling their paddy therefore a committee should be formed which would look to solve such problems. The committee would identify the reasons for the problems and would also suggest ways so that no problem is faced in procurement and distribution of the money.

The Chief Minister also asked to make sure that under the Ujjwala Yojana the 28,53,904 families be provided LPG connection and stove by October 2018. So far in the state 5, 85, 784 people have been given LPG connections. He said that a proposal has been sent to the union government to increase the number of gas dealers in the state so that people in rural area do not face any trouble in getting the LPG connections.

Over the Dakiya Yojana being implemented for the primitive tribes group he said that under the scheme 68,731 families are been benefited. Under the scheme on first day of the month 35 kilograms of the food grains are being delivered at their house. The officials  present in the meeting said that under DBT of kerosene oil a sum of Rs 4.92 crore has been saved by the state government. The scheme is currently being implemented in 11 districts of the state.

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