Beneficiaries return substandard PDS rice
In Matiya panchayat there are 243 BPL, 276 APL, 53 Antodaya and three Annapurna beneficiaries. The food and civil supplies department provides 240 kilogram of rice every month to be distributed among the beneficiaries at subsidised rates
The Kalahandi collector Dukhishyam Satpathy when contacted said that stringent action would be taken against the persons responsible for the irregularities after proper investigation. It should be noted that officers are appointed by the food and civil supplies department to check the quality of rice before it is purchased from the millers. Despite all these measures substandard rice bags were supplied to Matia panchayat.