The Tripura Government launched a new programme on Thursday to distribute sugar through Public Distribution System (PDS) at an event in Agartala town hall.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb distributed packets of sugar to consumers of ration shops as part of the state government’s bid to give sugar to consumers of fair price shops in order to provide relief to poorer sections of people.
While distributing the packets of sugar, Deb commended the work of the Department of Food, Civil Supply and Consumer affairs and said that in the last 14-15 months, the Tripura government is now among the top five states in PDS system in India.
Deb also criticized the previous Left Front government by saying that the then government never wanted anything to work systematically but when people of the state in 2014 saw the work of PM Modi, who introduced various digital initiatives which brought transparency they got inspired.
The Chief Minister also said that his predecessor who was the chief minister of the state for four consecutive terms (referring to Manik Sarkar without naming) projected himself as Mr. Clean but if it was so, how during the ePDS and computerization of fair price shops, 63000 bogus ration cards were found in the state who is responsible for it?