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Rajasthan to launch Aaata-Daal scheme

jaipur Updated: Oct 03, 2009 17:20 IST

To restrain black marketing of grains, the Rajasthan Government on Saturday announced the launch of 'Aaata-Daal scheme' to make pulses and wheat available on cheaper rates to the public.

The facility will be initially made at seven divisional headquarters of the state from on Sunday.

"Wheat and pulses will be available on 861 dairy booths and 42 cooperative consumer centers across the state from October 4, and each ration card holder can buy 10 kg of wheat and 4 kg of pulses in one month on reasonable rates," Babu Lal Naagar, State Food and Supply Minister told reporters in Jaipur on Saturday.

"This facility will be available on PDS shops in tribal and minority populated areas of the state, where number of dairy boots are less," he said.

Several State Ministers and MPs will simultaneously launch the scheme at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Ajmer, Udaipur and Kota divisional headquarters on Sunday.

Nagar said edible oils would also be made available if rates are hiked in the coming days, while another scheme to control black marketing of kerosene would be introduced soon which is under process at present.