Mustard oil to be available at Rs. 110 per litre under PDS : CM

SHIMLA -2nd June, 2023-Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said here today that the state government has decided to make mustard oil available at Rs. 110 per litre through its fair price shops providing much needed relief to the people of the State. He said that the beneficiaries would now get mustard oil cheaper by about Rs. 37 per litre as compared to earlier rates under Public Distribution System (PDS). Before June 2023, the Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries were getting mustard oil at Rs. 142 per litre and that Above Poverty Line (APL) at Rs. 147 per litre under the Antodaya Anna Yojana.

The decision has been taken to provide relief to all the sections of the society, said the Chief Minister. He said that State Government was taking welfare oriented decisions to benefit the people and was committed to ensure food security to people under the PDS.

He said that there were as many as 19,74,790 ration card holders in the state are being provided food grains at subsidized rates through 5197 fair price shops.