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Diversify activities of the HP State Civil Supplies Corporation : Jai Ram Thakur

Shimla : Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation must diversify its activities to make it viable and provide best services to the consumers. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the 162nd meeting of the Board of Directors of H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited here today.Chief Minister said that the Corporation has registered a sale of Rs. 1428 crore during the financial year 2019-20 as compared to Rs. 1359.11 crore during the year 2018-19. He said that similarly during the current financial year a target has been fixed for achieving the sale of Rs. 1516.21crore. He said that the income of the Corporation during the year 2019-20 was Rs. 1955 crore which besides sale of various commodities include Rs. 416 crore as reimbursement of differential cost by State Government /Government of India, Rs. 100 crore as closing stocks, Rs. six crore as miscellaneous income such as income from trucks, rent, LPG inspections and installation, commission etc. and Rs. 4.5 crore as handling charges from cement, GI/ DI/CI pipes, medicines and uniforms.
Jai Ram Thakur appreciated the role of State Civil Supplies Corporation in providing uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to the consumers of the State up to the remotest area during the COVID-19 pandemic. He directed the Corporation to supply cement to the government departments especially Public Works Department in a time bound manner so that the construction and other civil works in the State do not suffer for want of it.Chief Minister directed officers of the Corporation to study modules of other State Corporations to make the functioning of the Corporation more consumers friendly.The Board of Directors gave its approval to increase the monthly business promotion charges allowed to field units from existing Rs. 250 to Rs. 500.Vice Chairman, State Civil Supplies Corporation Baldev Singh Tomar welcomed the Chief Minister and detailed about various activities of the Corporation.Managing Director of the Corporation Abid Hussain Sadiq conducted the proceedings of the meeting. Board of Directors, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Supplies and Consumers Affairs Manoj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health R.D. Dhiman, Registrar Cooperative Societies Dr. Ajay Sharma, Special Secretary Finance Rajesh Sharma and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.



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