Puducherry to offer subsidised cement
The Puducherry government said it proposed to offer cement at subsidised rates to low and middle income groups people and name the scheme after Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
“We are planning to emulate the scheme in operation in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Cement would be available at subsidised price and all the modalities would be worked out in consultation with officials,” welfare minister M Kandasamy told the Union territory assembly.
Kandasamy said the proposed cement scheme in Puducherry would be named after Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Intervening, chief minister V Narayanasamy said Puducherry did not have industries manufacturing cement and hence it would be procured from outside and sold at subsidised price.