By TC News Desk
Agartala, September 07, 2022: Tripura has been ranked first among 14 special category states and Union Territories and fifth across the country, according to the recently released NFS-A State Ranking Index-2022 survey report by the central government for special achievements in implementation of the National Food Security Act in the state, said Food and Civil Supplies minister in a press conference at Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday afternoon.
Highlighting the significant achievements of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department and various developmental programs, minister Deb said that the present government came to power in the state and decided to give a maximum of 25 kg of rice per family belonging to APN through the ration shop which was earlier given as 20 kg. Currently APL families are getting maximum 25 kg of rice. He said that a plan has been taken to provide soybeans to consumers through ration shops in the state. Sugar, pulses and Tripureshwari tea leaves are also being delivered to consumers through ration shops.
Apart from this, the Food minister said that it has been decided to give the products of self-help groups through ration shops. He said that the current state government is trying to make the public distribution system transparent and streamlined in the state. Installation of E-POS machines in ration shops has enabled identification of 62,000 fake ration cards in the state. The names of 2,81,000 people were registered in these 62,000 fake ration cards because of this, the central and state governments were incurring loss of about Rs 5 crore every month.