TINSUKIA, Dec 26 - The Rashtriya Khadya Suraksha Asoni (National Food Security Scheme) was launched on Friday in Tinsukia district.
The inaugural function of the launching of the scheme was organized at the District Library auditorium where Rajendra Pd Singh, Parliamentary Secretary and MLA, Tinsukia as the chief guest distributed rice to 30 beneficiaries formally. In his deliberations, the chief guest stated that for some technical reasons, the scheme could not be launched in time, but with the initiation of Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi the scheme could be launched now. He also added that 10,22,691 families of the district would be benefited by getting rice at the rate of Rs 3 per kg only.
The function was presided over by Thaneswar Baruah, president, Tinsukia Fair Price Shop Owners Association and attended by Puru Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Meera Singh, Chairperson, Tinsukia Zila Parishad, Rahul Hazarika, Deputy Director of Supply and other officers of the Civil Supply department besides other dignitaries.
Deputy Commissioner, Puru Gupta stated that the implementation of the Act would help the poorest of the poor people of the country in getting foodgrains at cheaper rates.