Thiruvananthapuram: A high-level review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ommen Chandy on Monday decided to intervene more effectively in the market to contain the price rise of essential commodities.
It was decided to allot Rs. 135 crore for various agencies to distribute essential commodities at subsidised rates during Onam season. Out of which, an amount of Rs 25 crore for Supplyco, Rs. 20 crore for Consumerfed and Rs. 15 crore for Horticorp was also earmarked soon after the meeting.
Later speaking to reporters, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Jacob said there are sufficient stocks to meet the Onam demand.
“As many as 1,250 mini fairs would start functioning at panchayat levels from September 9. 15 special fairs will also be set up across the State,” the Minister said.
The Minister said every school going student at government and aided schools in the state would be given 5kg of rice as Onam gift.