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Families among income tax payers to get subsidised foodgrains in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Jun 12 (UNI) All 65 lakh families including income tax payers in Chhattisgarh will get
foodgrains at subsidised prices. The decision to this effect was taken in the state cabinet meeting,
chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel here on Wednesday.
Briefing mediapersons over cabinet decisions, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey and Forest Minister Md Akbar said that ration cards would be provided to all 65 lakh families. Currently 58 lakh families have ration cards. Now income tax payers will get ration cards. New ration cards would be made for all 65 lakh families including 7 lakh new families.
The ministers said that cards for general category would be divided into general category (income tax payers) and general category (non income tax payers). On the basis of this division they would be given ration cards according to their eligibility.
General category (income tax payers) and general category (non income tax payers) would be given rice at the price of Rs 10 per kg. Existing ration card holders will continue to receive grains on the basis of their old ration cards till issuance of new ration cards.
They said that one-member family would get maximum 10 kg rice while 2-member family will be given 20 kg rice. Family with three to five members will get 35 kg rice. If family comprises more than five
members, additional 7 kg extra rice would be given for each member.
With this decision the state government has taken step to fullfil one more election promise.
The cabinet has also decided to constitute cabinet sub committee for review of paddy procurement and custom milling policy and prefixing 'Nava Raipur' to Atal Nagar, Atal Nagar Development Authority and Atal Smart City Corporation.
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