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CM’s Covid Relief: Cash Instead Of Potato,Onion

The Tripura government has decided to transfer the money of onion and potato to be transferred to the account of the beneficiaries (DBT) centrally by the Food Department in place of supply in kind.
In an order copy undersigned by Secretary Tanusree Debbarma said that it is being observed that prices of potato and onion have begun rising in the market due to unscrupulous activities of some traders etc. DM & Collectors and SDMs are directed to take enforcement measures to prevent such artificial price rise. “In view of the increase of prices of potato and onion in the market, it has been decided that the amount meant for potato and onion should be transferred to the account of the beneficiaries (DBT) centrally by the Food Department in place of supply in kind. In the background of such artificial price rise taking place in the market, it has been further decided that, besides the limited quantities that may have been already supplied, potato and onion should not be procured and distributed under the CM Covid Special Relief Package. Wide publicity shall be made regarding the Direct Cash Transfer to the beneficiaries”. She also directed all DMs to inform of RCs where distribution in kind has already taken place for which DBT may not be made latest by noon 9th June.



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