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Fine quality rice sale in all RDO offices from today

Fine quality rice sale in all RDO offices from today
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East Godavari joint collector(JC) and collector for civil supplies A Mallkarjuna said that the sale of fine quality rice (Gidda Masuri variety) will be extended to all the seven RDO offices in the district, 10 municipalities and two municipal corporation offices in the district from Monday.

Kakinada: East Godavari joint collector(JC) and collector for civil supplies A Mallkarjuna said that the sale of fine quality rice (Gidda Masuri variety) will be extended to all the seven RDO offices in the district, 10 municipalities and two municipal corporation offices in the district from Monday.

Highlights:

  • JC says the sale will be extended to all municipal offices
  • These are in addition to the rice miller counters at Rythu Bazaars
  • The district authorities initiated the measure in view of sharp rise in price of fine quality of rice

Speaking to The Hans India on Saturday at his chambers, the JC said that these sale points are in addition to Rythu Bazaars rice mill counters in the district. The district authorities initiated these measures in view of sharp rise in price of fine quality of rice in open market in the last two weeks crossing Rs 50 per kg.

Mallikarjuna said that negotiations were going on with wholesalers to reduce the price of fine quality of rice in market also. “We will wait for next two days and initiate the future course of action,” he said.The joint collector said all these counters will be managed by East Godavari rice millers’ association and each person will be entitled to get 10 kg of rice at any of these counters as one transaction.

Commenting on the stoppage of kerosene supply under PDS from June, the JC said that as the coverage of LPG had almost been extended to BPL cardholders, the kerosene supplies have been withdrawn except in Rampachodavaram mandal in East Godavari Agency where 17,000 PDS cardholders are to be covered with LPG.

Due to shortage of 5 kilos of LPG cylinders, they are continuing with kerosene supplies. Soon after the supply of 5 kilo LPG cylinders, the kerosene supplies will be withdrawn, the JC clarified.Commenting on 93 per cent of existing white PDS cards which are more than Rs 17.35 lakh in East Godavari, the JC A Mallikarjuna said that the issue had not come to his notice earlier.

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