Irregularities in rice scheme detected

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Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, Feb 18 (UNI) Subsidised rice and kerosene meant for BPL families was found missing during surprise raids at 32 ration shops at Ramchandrapur area in Sarguja district of Chhattisgarh.

A team led by Deputy Collector G R Rathore carried out the raids yesterday.

Under the Chief Minister's Food Assistance Scheme, rice is provided to BPL families at Rs 3 per kg.

On getting wind of the raids, village sarpanchs and members of women committies and forest conservation committees fled.

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