eenadu news paper 24-07-2016

Andhra Pradesh government to provide food to pilgrims

Minister for civil supplies P. Sunitha has appealed to organisations and associations to serve the devotees during Krishna Pushkaralu in all possible manner. Addressing a press meet at Guntur on Saturday, Ms Sunitha said that GDRMA came forward to provide food to the devotees during 12 days of Krishna Pushkaralu which would start on August 12.

The minister said that the civil supplies department was concentrating to provide all basic amenities, including food with the help of philanthropists and informed that 1.36 lakh volunteers came forward to serve the devotees during Pushkaralu. She said that the government will provide facilities to supply food packets to the devotees and mentioned that food would be distributed from 10 am to 4 pm during the 12 days of Pushkaralu.

Ms Sunitha said that there are complaints about ration cardholders collecting mo-ney without taking subsidy rice, which is against the norms. She asked the white ration cardholders to return those cards if they do not need rice and warned of ca-ncellation of white ration cards and action against ration shop dealers if they try to purchase subsidy rice. The minister said that the issue of increasing commission to dealers is under consideration of CM N. Chandrababu Naidu and soon he will take a decision.

GDRMA president Bhaskar Rao said that their association has decided to provide food to 12,000 devotees per day the Pushkaralu.