FCI, CAPD augmenting foodgrain stocking
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Jammu, Mar 22: Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Public Distributions, Shabir Ahmed Khan today informed the Legislative Council that as per the census conducted in 2001, the Government is receiving 63.67 metric tonnes of food grains from the Centre against a total requirement of 1.3 metric tonnes. He said that the Government has projected a demand for release of additional 20,000 metric tonnes of food grains before the Centre to meet out the requirements of the consumers.
Replying to a question by Muhammad Amin Bhat, the Minister said that ration at the rate of 35 kgs per month per ration card is being provided to the consumers of the State as per the census of 2001. He said that additional 15 kgs of ration per month is also being provided to the rationees under Open Market Sale Scheme Domestic (OMSSD) adhoc allocation of the State.
The Minister said that the rations at the rate of 35 kgs per ration ticket is being provided free of cost to draught hit families of the State for three months from December 2009 to February 2010.
He said in Kashmir division, the k. oil is being provided at a scale of 5 litres per ration ticket per month in summer and 7 liters per ration ticket per month in winter months.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
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