Visit your area's ration shop and get the following details

Visit your area’s ration shop and get the following details.
(a) What are the items sold at the ration shop?
(b) Compare the prices of rice and sugar from the ration shop with the prices at any other grocery shop? (for families below poverty line)
© Find out why are ration shops necessary.

(a) The items usually sold at ration shops are wheat, rice, sugar and kerosene.
(b) The prices of rice and sugar are generally less than half the rates at any other grocery shop for families below the poverty line, due to the subsidy given by the government.
© Ration shops are necessary for supplying essential items at reasonable rates for everybody and especially for the families who are below the poverty line. Indirectly, they also keep the prices of essential items in the open market in check.