20 lakh BPL kits will be distributed during Onam

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014,18:51 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kerala Food and Civil Supplies Minister  Anoop Jaccob today said that the government would distribute  about 20 lakh BPL kits during Onam festival in the state.

Participating a meet-the-press programme of the press club here, he said a sum of Rs 20 crore required for the scheme and rice, sugar and other things would be given at free of cost in the kit.    Stating that the government had taken all measures to check the price hike during Onam and providing a great relief to the people, he said it would be distributed 50,000 kg of rice at  subsidized rate during this season.

In order to check the price hike and hoardings by wholesale dealers, the government special inter-district squads would make surprise raids would also be conducted, he said.    The government also opened onam fairs in all the districts to provide subsidized articles to the common man during Onam period.