I have been informed that there is a news trending in local media that LG had blocked rice to COVID affected people of UT, on the basis of LG’s speech in Governor’s conference.
Some vested interests have their own personal reasons for doing so.
It is for information.
However Government of India has asked UTs to distribute rice and pulse to BPL families (Below Poverty Line) as COVID assistance.
The Administration is working on a strategy to distribute rice and pulse in a fair and transparent method, maintaining social distancing and with minimal involvement of field staff.
The Chief Secretray and Secretary (Civil Supplies) are working out a Standard Operating Procedure and shall be put in place as soon as the Government of UT finalises it.
Dr Kiran Bedi
Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry