From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, December 27: The tiol Food Security Act, 2013 was ceremonially launched in Darrang district on Sunday in a largely attended public function organized by the district administration in association with the district civil supplies and consumer affairs department here at District Library Auditorium.
Parliamentary Secretary and Dalgaon legislator Ilias Ali ceremonially launched the programme by handing over a packet of rice at a subsidized price of Rs 3.00 per kg to one Bilasi Biswas, wife of Thakur Biswas of village Barjhar under Dalgaon LAC. Addressing the large numbers of beneficiaries present, the chief guest Ilias Ali elaborated on the brief history of the Act which was passed in the Parliament during the fag end of the UPA government at the Centre. He accused the BJP-led present Central Government of making unnecessary delay in implementing the Act in the State.
Referring to the pending court cases against fil selection of beneficiaries in eight GPs under Dalgaon LAC which forced 22,348 targeted families to be left out from this process, Ali assured the meeting of solving the issue within the second week of January, 2016. He criticized the opposition party for dragging the matter of beneficiary selection to the court.
The function chaired by Additiol Deputy Commissioner of Darrang, Dr Bijoya Choudhury, was also addressed by Additiol Deputy Commissioner of Darrang, Bashri th and Sub Divisiol Officer (Sadar), Bidyut Bikas Bhagawati while Superintendent of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Darrang, Dimbeswar Das earlier explained about the mega distribution chain under the Act involving a total of 1,034 agents under 23 Gaon Panchayat Samabay Samitis (GPSS), 35 fair price dealers in Mangaldai town and another 55 dealers in Kharupetia town of the district, apart from the officials from the department.