Assam government to launch ‘Free Sugar’ scheme

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Guwahati: Around six lakh tea garden workers in the state will be benefitted by the Assam government’s ‘Free Sugar’ scheme slated from January next year.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the concerned departments to be well prepared to launch the scheme by January end, next year.

As per the scheme, each beneficiary would receive a package of 2 kg per month. He has asked the officials to convey the message to the concerned beneficiaries as the state government strive to fulfill their nutritional requirements that they lack in their diet.

Sonowal has reviewed the functioning of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, here on Friday and issued them instructions to take appropriate steps in this regard.

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