BANDUNG-Rice for poor people or commonly known as Rastra that costs IDR 2,1 Trillion in West Java Province, begins to be distributed. The program of rice for the poor was launched by the governor of West Java Ahmad Heryawan at Gedung Sate, Bandung City, On Thursday (9/3). The launching was symbolized by the release of rice loaded trucks heading to Bandung regency.
"Thanks to god, that the need of rastra has declined that indicates the increasing number or economic recovery of people. Although the number is not significant but it shows a well progress," said Aher, the nick name of Ahmad Heryawan.
Similar to the previous year, the distribution of rastra is cooperated with West Java Bulog as medium rice providence.
"Regarding the quality, bulog provides rice for rastra program from medium level that is regularly sold to public as much as IDR 1.600 per kg. So if the quality is bad, please report it to us," he said.
During the launching event of rastra, Food Aid Non-Cash system (BPNT) for the purchase of rice and sugar through the card system at several outlets was also launched. (Pun)