The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, January 17:
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu launched a scheme for allotment of Fair Price Shops (FPS) under Punjab government’s flagship programme ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission’ in district Ludhiana. He informed that 7,219 FPS would be allotted in the state, out of which 460 would be in district Ludhiana.
Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that a total of 460 Fair Price Shops would be allotted in district Ludhiana, out of which 301 would be in rural areas and 159 in urban areas of the district (116 in Ludhiana city alone). He said that this pro-poor initiative would be instrumental in improving the economic lot of people besides further strengthening the public distribution system.
He said that the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Punjab had invited applications for granting 7,219 Fair Price Shop (FPS) Licenses in the State with 987 urban and 6232 rural vacancies. The department has followed a very transparent mechanism in granting these licenses. He also said that the department also provided 17 lakh food kits to all the needy sections of the society during the lockdown period.