Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma had called a review meeting on Saturday regarding the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state. The meeting was convened with the officials of the Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department (FCS&CA) and the Cooperation Department. In the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the officers to amend the rules and decide that the ration shops running under the Public Distribution System should get Rs 143 per quintal as transport charges. Agriculture and Cooperation Department Minister Atul Bora and senior state government officials were present.
cooperative societies have to play the role of supervisor
< p>FCS&CA department in the state will be provided funds from the budget of the government from now on. Which will be allotted to all the Gram Panchayat Co-operative Societies of the state. The Chief Minister has said that such a step will help the financially weak people. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also stressed on minimizing the transportation cost of essential commodities. He said that in order to function effectively under the Food Security Act in the state, from now on, cooperative societies will have to play the role of supervisor.