The government is preparing to give a massive Ramadan package to the utility stores.
The Ministry of Industries and Production has proposed a Ramadan relief package of more than Rs6.37 billion.
According to the details, the government had come up with the package for Ramadan 2021 to ensure the sale of five essential items through Utility Stores at existing rates.
A summary of the relief package has been prepared by the Ministry of Industries and Production and sent to the Economic Co-ordination Committee.
According to the summary, sugar will be sold at Rs68 per kg, wheat flour at Rs800 per 20kg, ghee at Rs200 per kg.
A subsidy of Rs 50 will be given on tea leaves and Rs 20 on milk. Under the Ramadan package, subsidies of Rs 10 to Rs 50 have been proposed on 19 essential items.
A subsidy of Rs 20 per kg has been proposed for edible oil and Rs 15 per kg for gram pulses, while Rs 10,10 per kg has been proposed for two varieties of lentils.
It is proposed to give a subsidy of Rs 20 per kg on dates, Rs 10 per kg on basmati and sesame rice and Rs 12 per kg on rice.
A subsidy of Rs 25 per 1500 ml and Rs 20 per 800 ml has been proposed for the beverage bottles.