Principal Secretary of Civil Supplies Department inspects ration stores in Madurai – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

MADURAI: The Principal Secretary of the Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department, J Radhakrishnan, carried out an inspection at several ration shops in Madurai district on Saturday. Speaking later to the media, he said that, in accordance with orders from Chief Minister MK Stalin, the department is taking proactive measures to ensure the availability of good quality essential products in fairly priced stores, and inspections are being carried out. organized in stores across the state to make sure. .

“There are 35,595 ration shops, including about 1,300 in Madurai district, operating in the state. The department has decided to renovate all the shops. In the first phase, at least 75 fair-price shops will receive a There are about 18.54 lakh family ration card holders, 96.54 lakh rice card holders, 3.84 lakh sugar card holders and 60,056 people with cards issued under the Anthyodaya scheme Anna Yojana in the state,” Radhakrishnan said.

Noting that the supply of paddy is done through the cooperative sector, the principal secretary said that the government has undertaken the construction of storage facilities with a total capacity of 2.86 lakh tons at 20 locations at a cost total estimated at Rs 238 crore. “This year, the District Central Cooperative Banks provided a total of Rs 67,000 crore in credit support through the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies, including agricultural credit support worth Rs 10,252 crore, credit aid for gold jewelery worth around Rs 40,000 crore, and environmental finance and microcredit aid worth over Rs 10,000 crore,” he added.

The principal secretary also said that strict measures were taken to prevent rice smuggling. More than 11,000 cases have been recorded and 11,121 people arrested in this regard in the past three months. In addition, 113 people were also housed under the Goondas Act. “If any official is found involved in or aiding in such crimes, departmental action will surely be taken against him,” he concluded.

MADURAI: The Principal Secretary of the Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department, J Radhakrishnan, carried out an inspection at several ration shops in Madurai district on Saturday. Speaking later to the media, he said that, in accordance with orders from Chief Minister MK Stalin, the department is taking proactive measures to ensure the availability of good quality essential products in fairly priced stores, and inspections are being carried out. organized in stores across the state to make sure. . “There are 35,595 ration shops, including about 1,300 in Madurai district, operating in the state. The department has decided to renovate all the shops. In the first phase, at least 75 fair-price shops will receive a There are about 18.54 lakh family ration card holders, 96.54 lakh rice card holders, 3.84 lakh sugar card holders and 60,056 people with cards issued under the Anthyodaya scheme Anna Yojana in the state,” Radhakrishnan said. Noting that the supply of paddy is done through the cooperative sector, the principal secretary said that the government has embarked on the construction of storage facilities with a total capacity of 2.86 lakh tons at 20 locations at an estimated total cost of Rs 238 crore.” This year, the District Central Cooperative Banks provided a total of Rs 67,000 crore in credit support through the Cooperative Societies. primary agricultural credit support, including agricultural credit support worth Rs 10,252 crore, gold jewelry credit support worth around Rs 40,000 crore, and environmental finance and microcredit support of more than Rs 10,000 crore,” he added. The principal secretary also said that strict measures were taken to prevent rice smuggling. More than 11,000 cases have been recorded and 11,121 people arrested in this regard in the past three months. In addition, 113 people were also housed under the Goondas Act. “If any official is found involved in or aiding in such crimes, departmental action will surely be taken against him,” he concluded.

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