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Charitable institutions, angavadis in Kerala to get 9 cylinders

Posted on Feb 09, 11:01PM | UNI

Kochi, Feb 9 : Kerala Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Jacob today informed that the government would distribute nine gas cylinders at subsidized rate in an year to charitable institutions and angavadis in the state soon.

According to the decision, maximum number of nine cylinders would be made available to charitable institutions on an average of Rs 430 per cylinder in a financial year, a release said here today.

However, the rate for taking additional cylinders without subsidy would be charged according to the rate of those domestic consumers, he added.

Since the subsidy for such institutions was suspended in last September, institutions like anganwadis, ashramam and Mutt were being forced to give more than Rs 1200 per cylinder, he pointed.

Following his meeting with Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily at Delhi, he had brought the issue before him, and this was a follow up action that arrived in the meeting, he added.

Stating that more surprise checks would also be held in the coming days to check smuggling of ration rice to private mills, he warned that stringent action would be taken against those found guilty in this regard.

The Object of the government is to make available ration products to the common man with more transparency and free from corruption, and without any complaint.