GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma directed the Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department to withdraw ration cards from all ineligible beneficiaries lying above the poverty line (APL).
The Chief Minister held a meeting with the officials of the Food & Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Department, the Cooperation Department and Registrar of Cooperative Societies and reviewed the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state. The Chief Minister asked the FCS & CA Department to amend rules to ensure Rs 143 to every fair price shop as transportation charge for each quintal of ration.
The Chief Minister also stressed minimizing the transportation cost of essential commodities. He said that from now cooperative societies would have to play the role of supervisors to ensure proper implementation of the NFSA. The Chief Minister also directed to rationalize the number of fair price shops according to the number of ration card holders, a press release said.