BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Oct 19: After Amar Dukan, now State Food and Civil Supplies department has planned to introduce a new project—Amar Dukan on Wheel.
With an objective to provide relief to the economically weak section of the people, the department has planned this project.
Sources said if everything goes well, the project will be started towards the end of this year or early next year.
Amar Dukan is a notified Fair Price Shop in Assam which, besides providing the regular subsidized items under the Public Distribution System in India to the ration card holders, also sells some other essential commodities at reasoble rates fixed by the state Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department to the general consumers under an initiative of the state government to strengthen the Public Distribution System (PDS). These specially converted Fair Price Shops had started to function in many districts of the state since early 2011.
This initiative on the part of the state government is also an attempt to tame spiraling prices of essential commodities and make them available to the common people at “significantly less” price compared to that in the open market.