Utility Stores to provide subsidy on 19 items during Ramazan

Govt to provide Rs6b for essential items at Utility Stores: PM

ISLAMABAD: The Utility Stores Corporation (USC) has decided to provide subsidy on 19 essential commodities during the month of Ramadan, an official revealed on Sunday.
Talking to APP, the official of USC informed that the package aimed at providing relief and facility to the middle income and lower income people by providing them essential items at a lower price through their countrywide network.
The official informed further that under the Ramzan Package, USC would provide subsidy from Rs5 to 50 on different commodities including flour, ghee and oil, rice, tea, sugar, pulses, baisan, dates, milk and syrups.
Aiming at collecting data about demand and supply for procurement and to ensure timely availability of commodities across the country the meeting of the zonal managers of the corporation was held on March 16 after which procurement procedure is expected to start.
Earlier the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in its meeting on Tuesday approved Rs0.2 (Two) billion for Ramazan Relief Package-2019 against Rs1.73 billion given in 2018 for this purpose. …APP

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