Etela sets 1.2 lakh mt rice target for millers
Hyderabad: Minister for Finance and Civil Supplies Etela Rajender has asked millers to procure 1.2 lakh metric tonnes of fine rice to fulfill its target of supplying the same among welfare hostels.
At a review meeting with rice millers and officials here on Monday, he warned of serious action if irregularities are found. As the government has taken a decision to give better support price to the farmers, the rice millers should procure fine rice on time to reduce cost, Rajender said.
The government is spending huge funds for the subsidy rice among the poor and the officials should monitor the Public Distribution System for its proper implementation.
He asked the people to be responsible and return ration cards when they are not using them so that the government can give them to poor people. Steps taken to cleanse up the civil supplies wing of irregularities are giving positive results, Rajender said. – NSS