APL cardholders to get 10 kg rice at Rs 16 a kg: Achuthanandan

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 9 (UNI) The Kerala Government will provide ten kg of rice, at the rate of Rs 16 a kg per month to the Above Poverty Line (APL) card holders through ration shops in the state, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan announced today.

Talking to newspersons after a Cabinet meeting, he said the rice purchased from other states and the rice produced in the state would be utilised for the programme.

He said concession to the BPL card holders would continue and they would get 35 kg of rice, at the rate of Rs 6.20 a kg per month.

The Cabinet also decided to sent four ordinances, including Advocate Clerks Welfare, Kerala Advocates Welfare, National University of Legal Studies and Sri Sankara Sanskrit University to the Governor for his approval, he added.

To a question about the Food Security Scheme, the Chief Minister said a decision in this regard would be taken after holding discussions with the people concerned.

On the Kerala State Women's Commission recommendations about minor girls entering nunneries, he said the issue, if necessary would be discussed in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) meeting.


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