Puducherry, Sep 26: Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday demanded the government that it should take immediate steps to supply free rice to the poor people here instead of depositing cash.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the concluding day of the three-day CPI-M Tamil Nadu state Executive Council meeting.
CPI-M Puducherry Secretary Rajangam in a release said that the meeting felt that the deposit of cash in the bank account of the beneficiaries is to destroy the Public Distribution System (PDS).
The government should provide rice instead of cash respecting the sentiments of people.
The meeting observed that though, the funds for the provision of free rice was allocated in the budget, it seems that the government is not taking any concrete measures to provide rice.
The Yellow colour ration card holders should also be provided ten kilograms of free rice every month, failing which the CPI (M) would resort to agitations. (UNI)