SILCHAR: The Assam government is ahead with its commitment for providing essential support to the needy people and ensuring all access to subsidized food grains and other benefits under the Public Distribution System (PDS) .
As a part of state-wide NFSA distribution programme, a programme on distribution of ration cards was ceremonially launched by the minister for Excise, Transport & Fisheries, Parimal Suklabaidya in presence of Silchar MP, Dr Rajdeep Roy, District Commissioner Rohan Kumar Jha and other dignitaries at an event organized by the Cachar administration at PWD ground, Dholai of Cachar district on Tuesday.
The distribution of new ration cards to more than 7,672 beneficiaries of 27 Gaon Panchayats of Dholai constituency were handed over under the State Food Protection Act. A total of 42, 85,745 new ration card beneficiaries are being included in the entire state and on this occasion Minister Parimal Suklabaidya officially handed over ration cards to 10 beneficiaries.
Addressing the gathering, minister Parimal Suklabadya highlighted the various developmental schemes provided by the central as well as state government and mentioned that the names of 7,672 families have been newly included in the ration card by covering 29,799 people under the Dholai constituency.
Minister Suklabaidya also underscored the developmental activities that have been started in the entire state under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The minister said that the initiatives taken by the Assam government provides food security and it also comes with the benefit of Ayushman card which will offer a added advantage to the beneficiaries.
He sought everyone’s cooperation for the betterment of the society and to work hand in hand with the government for successful implementation of the government schemes and developmental activities.
Speaking on the occasion, Silchar MP, Dr Rajdeep Roy also emphasized the various developmental schemes both at the central and state levels aimed at addressing the needs of the economically disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the society covering a wide range of areas, including education, healthcare, employment, housing and social welfare. Earlier, Cachar DC, Rohan Kumar Jha, BJP, District president, Bimalendu Roy also spoke on the occasion, stated a press release.