Second phase of Rice and Cash distribution soon: Srinivas Reddy

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Chairman of Telangana Civil Supplies Corporation Srinivas Reddy announced that the second phase of free rice distribution along with a sum of Rs 500 to as many as 3.12 lakh migrant labourers will be taken up soon in the state.

He said in the first phase 3.35 lakh migrant labourers were identified and 12 kilos of rice for each family have been distributed. Now in the second phase an additional 3.12 lakh migrant labourers were identified and the free rice and Rs 500 cash will be distributed to them soon.

He further said that over Rs1500 has been deposited into the bank accounts of the 79.57 lakh white ration cardholders amounting to Rs 1,112 Crore in the first phase benefitting over 87.84 lakh families across the state besides 12-kilo free rice to each family. However, he said, it was found over 5,21,647 card holders did not receive the payment as found to be non-account holders and the money would be distributed to them through the post offices.

To a question, he said that a decision would be taken at a cabinet meeting tomorrow regarding the distribution of the same to those non-card holders.