Cashless transactions at ration shops not must: Prathipati Pulla Rao

Cashless transactions at ration shops not must: Prathipati Pulla Rao
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Minister for Civil Supplies Prathipati Pulla Rao has stated that cashless transactions at ration shops is not mandatory for all the beneficiaries and people can buy ration with cash also. He said that government will not tolerate any lapses in supply of ration from stock point or dealers to beneficiaries.

Korukonda(East Godavari): Minister for Civil Supplies Prathipati Pulla Rao has stated that cashless transactions at ration shops is not mandatory for all the beneficiaries and people can buy ration with cash also. He said that government will not tolerate any lapses in supply of ration from stock point or dealers to beneficiaries.

Pulla Rao on Wednesday inspected mandal level stock point in Korukonda mandal from where ration goes to all ration dealers in the mandal. He found that there was 13 kilograms less per each ton of rice (60 bags with 50 kgs rice) and sought explanation from officials. He said that he received complaints from district ration dealers about few days back about the shortage of rice at the loading point and thus, made a surprise check on Wednesday.

He also said that the government will not tolerate any kind of malpractices in supply of ration to the poor. The minister also said that for last one month he had been conducting surprise visits and raids on petrol bunks and shops where weights and measures are found incorrect and also he is taking steps to ensure quality petrol and products. He further explained that consumer has every right to ask for maximum retail price and seller should not sell more than MRP.

The minister said that the government has allocated Rs 350 crores towards ‘deepam’ connections and is going to give new connections for Rs 880 only. He said that in some of the states, essential commodities are being supplied at 20 per cent less than the actual price with the support of corporate companies and the state government is mulling to introduce such scheme as a pilot project.Minister for Sports and Justice Kollu Ravindara, Vundi MLA Sivaramaraju and others participated in the minister’s surprise visit.

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