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Pulses @ Rs. 10 per kg. to be Distributed to Each Person of Scheduled Tribe Community

21 Dec 2017
Pulses @ Rs. 10 per kg. to be Distributed to Each Person of Scheduled Tribe Community

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that in order to eradicate malnutrition, pulses will be distributed to the members of scheduled tribe community of tribal dominated areas. This programme in the form of pilot project will be started from Karahal and Khalwa blocks of Sheopur and Khandwa districts respectively. Under this, pulses at the rate of just Rs. 10 per kg. will be provided to each person. About 3 lakh 50 thousand persons of 75 thousand families of both the blocks will be benefitted under this unique programme.

The Chief Minister Chouhan took this ambitious decision of pulses distribution in a high level meeting with officers here today. He directed the officers to make arrangement for pulses distribution and to generate awareness among the members of the scheduled tribal community. He mentioned that it will be decided with the opinion of the community that the lentils should be distributed in the form of split pulses or whole pulses. CM Chouhan further stated that the pulses in the meal of the tribal community will provide proper vitamin quantity to them and will help eradicating malnutrition.

Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, APC Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh rajora, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Smt. Neelam Shami Rao and Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta were present in the meeting