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Hostels of SC, ST, OBC to get grains at BPL rates: Paswan

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

and LJP Ram Vilas today said hostels being run for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in will get grains at BPL rates.

"We have taken a decision to allot at BPL rates to all the 117 hostels of SC apart from hostels of ST, OBC, including OBC among minorities, in the state," the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution told reporters here.

Stating that 15 kg of will be made available to each student living in these hostels at BPL rates, said, "We will make the allotment to the state government the day it gives the list (of beneficiaries)."

The said the decision was arrived at after a discussion with officials concerned, following Minister Nitish Kumar's demand in this regard yesterday, during a Lok Janshakti Party function to mark Dr B R Ambedkar's birth anniversary in the state capital.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 14:35 IST