Kerala govt. decides to distribute free food item kits during Onam festival
The kits would be distributed through the State Civil Supply Corporation. An amount of Rs 6.91 crore has been earmarked for this, an official release said.
The Kerala government today decided to supply 'Onam kits' with food articles to 5.95 lakh families under the 'Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme. A decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here.
It was also decided to distribute one kg of sugar at a rate of Rs 22 to 81 lakh ration card holders in the state. An amount of Rs 14.72 crore would be spent for this purpose, it said. The Cabinet also decided to recommend to the Governor to promulgate an ordinance for a Bill, seeking constitution of a Welfare Fund Board for madrasa teachers.
The Board would ensure speedy disbursement of pension, treatment allowances, financial assistance for the marriage of daughters of madrasa teachers and maternity benefits for women members, the release said. Madrasa teachers who become Board members have to pay Rs 50 every month as premium, the release said.
At present, there was no regulation for auctioning fish at the fish landing center, harbor, and market, resulting in auctioneers playing the role of middlemen and charging exorbitant commissions from fish workers, the release said.
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