Govt to distribute sugar, flour & mustard oil at subsidised rate for Puja
Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is all set to distribute sugar, flour and mustard oil at a subsidised rate ahead of Durga Puja, under a special package.
The state Food and Supplies department will be distributing the same through its fair price shops across the state. It may be mentioned that the state government has been providing this special package during the Puja days for the past few years. According to an official of the state Food and Supplies department, beneficiaries under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and State Priority Ration Cards (SPHH) will be getting sugar, flour and mustard oil at a subsidised rate. It has been learnt that each family will get 500 gram sugar and the same quantity of flour in the months of October and November. They will be getting sugar and flour at a subsidised rate of Rs 30 and Rs 23 respectively. Similarly, they will also be getting mustard oil at a subsidised rate as well. It will benefit a large section of people in the state during Durga Puja, Kali Puja and Chhath Puja in the month of October and November.
It may be mentioned that the department also provides a similar package during Ramzan.