Thiruvananthapuram : Distribution has begun for government’s free Onam kit for ration card holders in the state. Food supplies Miniser GR Anil inaugurated the distribution at Edapzhanji ration shop in Thiruvananthapuram 8.30 am Saturday.
Kits will be given away to AAY(yellow) category card holders first on dates 31 July, Aug 2 and 3. PHH(pink) card holders will receive their kits from 4 Aug up to 7th, NPS(blue) on 9 August - 12 and NPNS(white) will receive theirs between 13 and 16.
1 kg sugar, ½ kg coconut oil, ½ kg green gram, 250 gm yellow lentils(tuvara) , 100 gm tea powder, 100 gm turmeric powder, 1 kg salt,180 gm vermicelli(semiya), 180 gm palada, 500 gm payasam rice, 50gm cashewnuts, 1 pkt cardamom(eleka), 50 ml ghee, 100 gm sharkara varetti(sweet), coconut chips, 1 kg wheat flour(aatta), 1 bath soap, 1 cloth bag. Sharkara varetti and coconut chips shall be given only to BPL card holders.