Rajasthan to sell wheat at Rs 2 per kg
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2010, 17:47
Jaipur: The Rajasthan government would launch an ambitious scheme on Monday to sell wheat to BPL families at a cost of Rs 2 per kg in all 33 district headquarters.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will inaugurate the project in tribal belt of Tonk district, an official spokesman said.

The scheme will benefit 36.57 lakh BPL families including a state list of beneficiaries, he said.

BPL families can purchase 25 kg of wheat at Rs 2 per kg every month beginning with May through public distribution system, Babulal Nagar, the food and civil supply minister, said today.

PDS outlets would sell the subsidised food grain from 15 to 21 of every month, he added.

APL (above poverty line) families would be provided with wheat flour at Rs 9 per kg through dairies and PDS system from July.

To contain price rise of pulses and cereals, about 2.10 lakh quintals dried peas (yellow matar) have been imported. Some varieties of pulses would be sold through PDS to BPL and APL families at Rs 13.5 per kg, the minister said.


First Published: Sunday, May 09, 2010, 17:47

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