Amar Ujala Bureau, Shimla
Published by: Krishan Singh
Updated Sat, 08 Jan 2022 11:59 AM IS
It is going to change the pulses given to the consumers in the ration depots. For the last four years, malka, maash and chana dal are being given to the depots. Now considering giving Rajma and Raungi.
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There are 19 lakh ration card families in Himachal. The state government is giving three kg pulses, two liters of mustard oil, refined and 500 grams of sugar and one kg of salt per person to the ration card consumers. The government is giving subsidy of 30 to 35 rupees on all these food items. The central government is providing flour and rice on subsidy. On the other hand, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Rajendra Garg said that the idea of changing pulses is going on. Suggestions have been sought from the public as to which pulses they like. Pulses haven’t changed in a long time.
The state government has instructed the officers of the department to collect samples from the ration depots. The samples have been asked to be tested so that there is no disturbance in the ration. In the last four months also, the samples of sugar and salt have failed.