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Statesman News Service
KOLKATA, 30 AUG: After failing to arrest the exceptional rise in prices of essential commodities ahead of Durga Puja and Id, the state government today announced it would supply sugar and mustard oil at cheaper price through public distribution system to all categories of people from September. This apart, people living below poverty line (BPL) would get musur dal at a subsidised rate.
The state government would have to spend Rs 500 crore from the state exchequer to make these facilities available in the ration shops.
The finance minister, Mr Asim Dasgupta, said at Writers Buildings today that every BPL family would get 500 grams of …