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Illegal sale of subsidised rice at Mahur

Chief Ministers' Anna Surakshya Yojana provides rice at Rs.6 rate to 20 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families. However, transactions relating to subsidised foodgrains were just kept on paper, the foodgrains are being sold at higher price of Rs 8 instead. According to the scheme, each family are supposed to get 10 kgs of foodgrains but the people are getting only 9 kg, said the people of Mahur. This illegal business took place at Mahur Cooperative in Dima Hasao district. Under interrogation, the salesman reasoned the lack of coins to return to customers.

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