Minister of Food and Food Supply R. Chakkarapani conducted a surprise inspection in Kanchipuram district. He then visited and inspected the Sirukaveripakkam ration shop, the Tamil Nadu Government Consumer Goods Corporation warehouse, the Keelambi ration shop, the Tamal and Vishar paddy procurement centers.
After this Minister R. Chakrabarty told the reporters:
Steps are being taken to fill 4,000 vacancies in ration shops across the state. In the Walajabad circle, 10 sacked workers will be rehired. An inspection team consisting of the Co-operative Department Co-ordinator, Regional Manager, Consumer Goods Corporation Regional Manager, District Supply Officer, Food Smuggling Prevention Division Police Officer will be constituted to inspect the quality of goods sent to the ration shops and after the inspection, the goods will be sent to the ration shops.
Led by the District Supply Officer they advised that the rice sent to the Consumer Goods Corporation should be of quality. The District Supply Officer should be fully responsible for the delivery of quality rice to the ration shops. 286 Tamil Nadu consumer goods warehouses will be rehabilitated at a cost of Rs. 96 crore.
New stores will be created by splitting stores with 800 to 3,000 ration cards. 11 lakh new ration cards have been issued in the 11 months since the DMK-led government took over. 31 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured through paddy procurement centers.
Thus he said.