E-Siang DM inspects fair price shops

PASIGHAT, Dec 01: East Siang DC Tayi Taggu has asked the fair price shop (FPS) owners to be consumer friendly and ensure that no eligible BPL households and ration card holders for Antyodaya Anna Yojana Scheme (AAY), PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana) and also Priority Household (PHH) beneficiaries, are left out for availing their monthly quota of food grains.

The DC gave this instruction to FPS dealers during an inspection of FPS at Gumin Nagar and Forest Colony here on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing process to take stock of the functioning of FPS in the district.

The DC checked and verified the stock and supply register maintained by the FPS dealers and also listened to the issues faced by the FPS owners.

Taggu was accompanied by officials of food & civil supplies department.

The DC also enquired on the distribution of rice and asked to maintain proper distribution for PHH & AAY and PMGKAY card holders in particular and consumers in general.

He also asked to follow guidelines issued by the government from time to time for functioning of FPS.

The DC expressed overall satisfaction with the performance of the FPSs. (DIPRO)

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