Haryana disburses wheat, rice to over 8 lakh BPL, AAY families

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Chandigarh, Dec 1 (UNI) The Haryana government has disbursed 1.47 lakh metric tonnes of wheat and 36,084 metric tonnes of rice to the 8.30 lakh beneficiaries belonging to below poverty line category and Antyodaya Ann Yojna (AAY) families so far on subsidised rates.

While giving this information here today, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said the state government was providing wheat and rice at a highly subsidised rate to these families through a network of 9,566 fair price shops in the state.

He said that under these schemes wheat was being made available at the rate of Rs 4.84 paise per kg while rice at the rate of Rs 6.40 paise per kg for below poverty line (BPL) beneficiaries and at the rate of Rs 2.10 per kg to the Antyodaya families.

Mr Chander Mohan said that under the scheme, each BPL family was entitled to get 25 kg of wheat and 10 kg of rice, similarly the AAY beneficiaries were entitled to get 35 kg of wheat per month.

Sugar was also being provided at the rate of Rs 13.50 per kg to both BPL and AAY beneficiaries in the state, he added.

He said that the directions had been given to the Food and Supplies Department to ensure that the wheat and rice reach at all fair price shops in the state before 10th of every month.

UNI

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