VISAKHAPATNAM : In order to provide hassle-free supply of essential commodities to people, the government has been adopting various advanced technologies, said Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation M Linga Reddy.
Attending a review meeting with the rice millers, dealers, khalasis and civil supply officers here on Tuesday, Linga Reddy said that the e-pass and Irish systems would be strengthened further. All the fair price shops in the state would be developed as mini shopping malls. Non-essential commodities, pulses, soaps, toothpastes etc, would be procured directly from the producers and would be sold in the mini shopping malls at a lesser price compared to the open markets, he added.
Speaking about Chandranna Sankranthi stocks which have not been received by the beneficiaries, he said the stocks would be supplied to the welfare hostels. The government has decided to provide new ration cards by Ugadi, he added.
Reddy also said that at present the paddy is being stored in FCI godowns. However, the government has allotted funds to construct new godowns in the next fiscal, he added.
Joint-collector J Nivas, district manager, Civil Supplies Corporation Ramesh Reddy, Civil Supply officials were present.