The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) announced on Friday that it will increase the share of milk and sugar in the monthly ration for citizens.
The quota of milk and sugar has been applied to each ration card until May 30 in all outlets selling food items.
The initiative is part of the ministry's efforts during the holy month of Ramadan. It also reflects the ministry's commitment to help and support citizens during the holy month, when food products account for the largest proportion of total household expenses.
MEC stressed that food supplies and subsidised products are a right of the citizens that must not be waived regardless of reasons. 
The ministry warned against the violation of the law regulating the dealings in subsidised goods. The penalties for violating the law range from imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year to a fine of not more than QR500,000 or either of them.
The ministry noted that consumers can update the ration card data by sending the ID number by SMS to 50026060. 
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