Assam CM announces subsidised milk for BPL kids

Guwahati, Dec 29 (IANS) With an eye on next year’s assembly elections, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said the state government will formulate a scheme to provide milk at subsidised rates to children of families living below poverty line.

Gogoi said this at a function organised to celebrate “Purabi Milk Day” by the state owned Purabi Dairy at Panjabari area.

He said the scheme will be launched to ensure proper nutrition to children from BLP families.

“As 80 percent of the people of Assam are living in villages, the state government is also giving special fillip to increase their income because development of the people of villages will lead to a developed Assam,” he said.

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