Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced the grant of black gram at subsidised rates to the people living below poverty line (BPL) in the state. Presiding over a meeting of the officials of Food and Supplies department at Chandigarh,Hooda said that under the scheme,one kg black gram would be given per ration card every month to the BPL families.
Initially,the scheme would be launched on a trial basis and after reviewing the success,it would be continued. As many as 12.97 lakh poor families would get the black gram at subsidised rate. The CM directed the officers to set up a Grievances Redressal Committee of the department in each district,besides setting up a complaint centre to ensure the fair distribution of fixed amount of food grains and other eatables to the BPL families.
He also directed to put complaint boxes in the offices of all the DCs and Supply Control Officers of the state. Hooda stressed on strengthening the monitoring system and directed the officials to provide him the details of the steps taken by the department to check the pilferage of food grains and other eatables being given to the members of BPL families in the state.
Earlier,during the joint meeting of the officials of Agricultural Marketing Board,Food and Supplies and Labour department,the CM directed the Board Officials to get the work of labour operations like weighing,sewing and uploading done through arhtiyas. He also instructed the procurement agencies to ensure Minimum Wages Act and to compliance with the law of ESI to provide health benefits to the labourers . He asked the officials of Agricultural Marketing Board to frame a policy with the help of Labour department for the well-being of labourers.