Villagers made to pay more for ration

In Noniyabeda hamlet of Mandu block in Jharkhand, BPL card holder are paying INR 40 for 33 KG. Under the PDS, BPL card holders are entitled to 35 KG of rice at 1 INR/KG. When community correspondent Basanti Soren inquired with the Ration Distributor, Mr Manoj Modi, he denied any claims of selling rice at 40 INR. Further, he expresses his problems as a ration distributor in this video. 

 

Basanti Soren reports from Mandu, Ramgarh, Jharkhand for IndiaUnheard

 

This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Basanti Soren. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’
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