IMPACT| Ensuring Subsidized Ration for Luxmipur, Bihar

The community at Luxmipur village was not receiving subsidized ration and, therefore, were forced to buy food supplies at a high price from the market. Many simply couldn't afford and struggled to make ends meet.
CC Reena mobilized the community and met with the local ration dealer. He assured that as soon as he gets the supply he would immediately distribute it to the villagers. Next, Reena screened the video at the Block Development office to make sure he understood the plight of the Luxmipur community. After a brief discussion, the BDO too assured them that once the ration arrives he will make arrangements for its distribution.

It took 6 months for the ration card paperwork to get processed, but the villagers have now started receiving their ration at a subsidized rate. Rice that initially cost the villagers INR 25 per kilo now cost them only INR 2-3 per kilogram. Wheat now costs INR 2 per kilogram.

"Being a neighboring community in need, I took it upon myself to help them and decided to bring change here. The villagers here are happy as the rates of food are no longer expensive. I too am very happy that this community now has ration', says Reena.

Reena Devi reports from Luxmipur, Bihar for IndiaUnheard.

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