Transport and Food and Civil Supplies Minister GS Bali revealed that the state government has decided to authorise the SDM and the local MLA to have a surprise inspection of ration depots of the Food and Supplies Department so that better facilities are provided to the common people through these depots.

He said it while addressing a series of public meetings in Nagrota Bangwan Assembly constituency, after hearing the public grievances during the “MLA at your doorstep” programme.

Minister said that Rs 175 crore had been earmarked for the distribution of subsidised food items to all the ration card holders in the state during the current financial year. He revealed that people would be provided three types of pulses and mustard oil on subsidised rates through the civil supplies ration depots and the quota of April would be provided to them in May.

Bali suggested that people should get their LPG cylinders weighed at the time of purchasing and for that the LPG agencies had been directed to keep a weighing balance available in the LPG distribution vehicle.

He also acceded the long pending demand of people of Massal area and announced to upgrade the Government High School, Massal to Senior Secondary School.

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