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Free ration for ten tribal blocks in Tripura: Minister

Published Jul 6, 2018, 1:59 pm IST | Updated Jul 6, 2018, 1:59 pm IST

The Tripura government will distribute free ration to about 62,000 tribals in the remote areas for two months immediately...

State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath
State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath

The Tripura government will distribute free ration to about 62,000 tribals in the remote areas for two months immediately, a minister said today. The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting last evening, state Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath told reporters. He said "the BPL families in ten tribal blocks will get this facility for two months because during this time they face shortage of foods."

Free ration for ten tribal blocks in TripuraFree ration for ten tribal blocks in Tripura

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He also said that one family would get 20 kg of rice per month and for this 2442 tonnes of rice would be required. The government also announced a hike in transport fare by 20 percent in view of increased fuel prices and other material costs, Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said.

PTI

Location: India, Tripura, Agartala

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