MP govt to provide food coupons for BPL cardholders

Last Updated: Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 18:19

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government has
decided to provide coupons or vouchers to families belonging
to BPL category for purchaing foodgrains at subsidised rates.

The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting
chaired by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan yesterday,
official sources said.

The Chief Minister directed the concerned minister to
make PDS more effective and ensure that it is not misused.

Briefing reporters about the outcome of the six-hour
meeting held at the pictureseque Kolar Dam rest house, nearly
35 km away from the state capital, Parliamentary Affairs
Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya said that the government has
decided to focus on PDS, Mid-day Meal, regularisation of
illegal colonies and strengthening rural transport network.

Vijaywargiya said that a committee comprising Public
Health Minister Anoop Mishra, Education Minister Archana
Chitnis and Women and Child Development Minister Ranjana
Baghel will ensure proper distribution of Mid-day meals by
improving its quality, specially nutritious value.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 18:19

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