Punjab Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Wednesday while responding to a question raised in Vidhan Sabha said that state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would begin distribution of sugar, tea leaves and ghee from next season.
Replying to a question raised by Dera Bassi MLA N K Sharma, Ashu said that Punjab Government is duty bound to fulfil all promises made by the Congress party in its poll manifesto in 2017. Government, in its Budget 2020-21 has made a financial provision in this regard, Ashu added.
During the tenure of SAD Government many fake beneficiaries had been added as bona-fide for availing atta daal scheme, Ashu said adding that this had led to the Congress Government to conduct a survey to identify bogus card holders. Anyone genuine card holder whose name is cut off from the list can apply again for addition of his name in the list, Ashu clarified.