Maha food kits: Scheme announced first, procurement began later, says minister

Updated: Oct 20 2022 1:16PM

Mumbai, Oct 20 (PTI) Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ravindra Chavan on Thursday said the decision to provide a food kit containing one kilogram of rawa, edible oil, yellow lentils and sugar for Rs 100 was taken first and the actual procurement began later.

The 'Anand-Sheedha' initiative, to be given to ration cardholders through fair price shops under the public distribution system, was announced by the Maharashtra government on October 4.

However, the state food and civil supplies department has come under fire as the food kits have not reached all 1.7 crore eligible ration cardholders ahead of Diwali.