Goa offers Rs 5 per kg subsidy on sugar for BPL families

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Panaji, Dec 14 (UNI) The Goa government has today offered Rs five per kg subsidy on levy sugar meant for people below poverty line.

Announcing this Cabinet decision at a press conference, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said this measure would benefit 1.29 lakh people holding 28,782 ration cards under Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Annapourna scheme.

Each beneficiary was entitled to buy half a kg sugar per month under the scheme. Enough stock of levy sugar would be made available from state-owned Sanjeevani Sugar factory if necessary, he added.

In yet another decision, the Cabinet had extended financial benefit of Rs 15,000 per month, now available for dialysis patients in hospitals to those undergoing self-dialysis, the CM added.

UNI

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