Centre decides to step up ration supplies of wheat, rice

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New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Prices on Thursday, decided to step up ration supplies of wheat and rice by 10 kilograms per eligible family during January and February to ease prices of these commodities.

The allocation would be over and above 35 kilograms of rice and wheat supplied to each eligible family now.

According to a statement issued:"An ad-hoc allocation of 10 kg per family per month over and above the existing allocation of foodgrains (wheat and rice) will be made for two months - January and February, 2010 to cover all accepted cardholders."he CCP also reviewed the prices of essential commodities, including pulses, sugar, potato and onion.

The additional allocation of wheat and rice would be made at Minimum Support Price of Rs 10.80 per kilograms of wheat and Rs 15.37 for rice.

The prevailing prices differ for various categories with Antodya Anna Yojna cardholders getting wheat at Rs two per kilograms and rice at Rs 3 a kilograms. (ANI)

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