BPL families to get wheat for Rs two a kilo in Rajasthan

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government today said its programme to provide wheat to BPL families at the rate of Rs two a kilo would be launched all over the state on labour day this year.

Making the announcement before newsmen here today Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the ambitious scheme would cover 36.57 lakh BPL families in the state incurring an expenditure of Rs 275 crore annually.

Initially it was decided to implement the scheme on may 15 but to create awareness about it among the beneficiaries labour day has been chosen, he said.

Directives have been issued to all Gram Sarpanch Samiti (GSS) members, ward memebrs and others concerned to monitor proper distribution of food grains under the scheme to beneficiaries, he said.