Aavin ghee to be a part of Pongal reward pack subsequent year- The New Indian Categorical

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CHENNAI: Every of the two.15 crore rice ration card holders within the State will get 100 grams of Aavin ghee within the Pongal hamper to be distributed in January subsequent 12 months. That is the primary time the State authorities will distribute Aavin merchandise via public distribution system.   

The State authorities just lately introduced that 2,15,48,060 rice ration card holders, together with these staying in Sri Lankan Tamil rehabilitation camps, will likely be distributed Pongal items comprising 20 grocery gadgets. This is able to value the exchequer Rs 1,088 crore. The 20 grocery gadgets embody uncooked rice, cashews, raisins, cardamom, inexperienced gram, jaggery, ghee, turmeric powder, chilli powder, mustard, fenugreek, pepper, coriander powder, tamarind, black gram, Bengal gram, semolina, salt and wheat flour.

The Tamil Nadu Civil Provides Company (TNCSC) which has been entrusted with the duty of distributing the reward hampers for the Pongal pageant has determined to acquire the ghee from State-owned Aavin, stated officers. “Every reward hamper can have 100 grams of ghee from Aavin model. The shopping for value of ghee from Aavin is but to be mounted,” stated a senior official from TNCSC. “All grocery gadgets are procured as per the rules prescribed by the federal government,” added the official.

The choice is predicted to clear a couple of thousand tonnes of butter stocked by Aavin, thereby bettering its monetary place. Whereas Aavin officers remained tight-lipped, industrial sources stated greater than 2,000 metric tonnes of butter is predicted to be transformed into ghee for distribution as Pongal reward.

Nonetheless, this 12 months, the federal government has not introduced a money reward for Pongal. In 2019, the money dole for Pongal was hiked from Rs 100 to Rs 1,000. It was elevated to `2,500 in 2021. 

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