Hyderabad: State Civil Supplies Commissioner CV Anand said that the department was making efforts to make Telangana a kerosene-free State, and all beneficiaries would be given gas connection under ‘Deepam’ scheme.
He said that strict action would be taken against officials concerned, if any irregularity was found in gunny bags used for carrying paddy and other supplies.
“Gunny bags are carried to agriculture fields and other places, and several complaints have come to my notice mainly in Paddy Purchase Centers under Primary Agriculture Cooperation Societies (PACS) in Warangal and Jangaon areas,” he said.
Anand, who extensively toured four districts- Bhupalpally, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, and Jagtial, on Friday and held review meetings with Collectors, Joint Collectors, FCI, Civil Supplies Department, and marketing officials.
He warned the officials that if gunny bags were not utilised according to the norms, those found guilty would be blacklisted and criminal cases would booked against them.
The Commissioner visited parboiled rice mills in Dhanwad village in Kataram Mandal of Jayashanker Bhupalapally and Peddapalli districts, and inspected Paddy Purchase Centers in Durshed village of Karimnagar.
He said effective steps were being taken to eliminate Benami dealers. “Of 17,000 ration shops in the State, 800 ration shops are vacant due to suspensions, leaves or resignations of dealers. Efforts are been taken to fill the savacancy,” he said.