The state government is actively implementing its motto of “Vyavstha Parivartan” in the Food and Civil Supply Department, by providing relief to the common man. In line with this, the government has taken significant steps to provide affordable and fortified edible oils to its citizens at lower rates.
Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that the government has finalized the sale rate of fortified Soya refined oil at Rs. 104 per liter for beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and APL families under Public Distribution System in the Fair Price Shops of the State. He said that refined oil would cost Rs. 8 and Rs. 13 cheaper for NFSA and APL families respectively. He further said that this decision will benefit approximately 19 lakh ration card holders including about 7.54 lakh NFSA ration card beneficiaries and about 11.53 lakh APL ration card holders. He said that this is a considerable decrease compared to the previous sale rates of Rs. 112 per liter for NFSA consumers and Rs. 117 per liter for APL consumers.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is taking several measures to provide relief to the people of the State from high prices of essential commodities. Recently, the State Government has also taken a decision to reduce the rate of mustard oil by Rs. 37 per litre and now ration card holders can purchase mustard oil at Rs. 110 per liter from the fair price shops under PDS across the State, he said.
Sh. Sukhu said “These initiatives demonstrate the state government’s commitment to provide essential commodities at lower rates, thereby ensuring the well-being and food security of its citizens. The emphasis on fortified oils further highlights the government’s efforts to improve the nutritional quality of the products available to the public.”