Finance Minister Etela Rajender on Tuesday informed that the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Civil Supplies has suggested hike in the monthly quota of ration through Public Distribution System.
Speaking to media persons after chairing the Cabinet Sub-Committee meeting, Etela said that the committee has recommended hike in rice from 3 kg per head to 5 kg and from 20 kg per family to 30 kg. Further, the committee has discussed the norms to weed out the bogus ration cards. He admitted that the statistics on existing rations cards were not tallying between two relevant departments. He said that the Cabinet Sub-Committee would meet again next month before finalising its report to be submitted to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Etela said that the implementation on the Cabinet Sub-Committee's recommendations would begin in November and only the Chief Minister will decide on issuing new ration cards.