Section Officer inspects Fair Price Shop & godowns at Soreng

Soreng, January 24th (IPR): An inspection of Fair Price Shop (FPS) and godowns was conducted by the Section Officer Shri Avik Bhatracharya, Assistant Section Officer Shri Sanjeev Kumar Meena of Food and Public Distribution Department Government of India in the presence of DCSO Soreng Shri Jashman Subba, AD Incharge Food Godown Shri Dushyant Dhital, Food Inspector Sombaria Shri Bhakta Pradhan, Incharge of Takuthang and Kaluk, Food and Civil Supplies Department Government of Sikkim.
The team inspected a total number of 6 FPS at Soreng, Timberbong, Singling and Sribadam. Shri Avik informed that the Government of India has been providing free rice to AAY households and PHH individuals (as per entitlement) under NFSA, 2013 for a period of one year w.e.f January 2023 to December 2023. He also directed Food and Civil Supplies Department to issue a toll-free number in every FPS and a sample of Food grains. He added that every FPS owner to impose EPOS machines on the consumers.
Earlier a meeting was conducted by the DC Soreng Shri Bhim Thatal with the officials from the Food and Public Distribution Department, Government of India and officials from the Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Sikkim and discussed the related matters regarding Food and Civil Supplies.