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Maya writes to PM, seeks sugar for BPL

india Updated: Oct 16, 2009 21:55 IST

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday shot off a letter to Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention in directing the concerning department for releasing enough sugar for distribution among the BPL and Antyoday card holders.

An official release issued here said that the Chief Minister has cited that in 2009, the sugar department had allotted those sugar mills to the state for lifting levy sugar under the public distribution system, which have either been closed or had some dispute pending against them.

The CM said that there had been a shortfall of some 75,000 metric tonnes because of failure to lift sugar and the consumers could not be provided sugar even during the important festivals of Eid, Dussehra and Diwali.