Maha people to get dal, sugar and palm oil at subsidised rate

Last Updated: Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 17:42

Mumbai: In order to tackle price rise, the
newly formed Maharashtra Government will provide some
commodities at a subsidised rate.

"The Government would sell tur dal at subsidised rate of
Rs 55 per kg, sugar for Rs 30 per kg and palm oil for Rs 30
per litre at the rationing shops in November and December," an
official from the CMO said after the first cabinet meeting
on Sunday.

This would put a burden of Rs 88 crore on the state
exchequer.

About two crore people would benefit from the decision.
Per month 28,000 metric tonnes of sugar, 10,000 metric tonnes
of tur dal and 15,000 litres of palm oil would be sold
state-wide, the official said.

The government would purchase the dal at Rs 70 per kg,
sugar and oil for Rs 32 per kg.

It has already made a provision of Rs 100 crore to pay
bills of cotton farmers on time and Rs 500 crore bank
guarantee for the same.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 17:42

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