BANDUNG - The number of Raskin (rice for the poor) were distributed in West Java exceeding Households Targeted (RTS). According to West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, the number of RTS in West Java amounted to 2.6 million, while the amount of Raskin enough for 13 million.
"It is exceeded because it’s not just RTS who receive Raskin but also those who underprivileged," he said.
West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan appreciates the readiness of the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) in suppling the surplus stocks of rice to poor communities.
"I appreciate the performance of West Java Bulog in providing surplus stock to RTS. Provision of stocks that exceeds targets considered as a good effort to fulfil the needs of poor family,” said Aher.
The total Raskin distribution in West Java in 2016 as much as more than 470 thousand tons, or approximately 39 thousand tons per month.