‘Intensify market checking to curb profiteering’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar May 22: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) and Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon has said that the rationees will continue to get ration of 50 Kgs monthly per ration card which includes 40 Kgs of rice and 10 Kgs of Atta in the Valley, adding that the Jammu and Kashmir is the first State in the country where rationees are providing 50 Kgs of ration while other State are providing 35 Kgs only. This, according to an official statement, was stated by the Minister while reviewing stock and supply position of ration in the Valley at a meeting of officers of CA&PD held here today.
The meeting among others was attended by the Commissioner/Secretary, CAPD, Dr. Asgar Hussan Samoon, Director CAPD, Kashmir, Abdul Rashid Tak, Joint Director Atta-ullah Samnani, Dy. Directors and Assistant Directors of CAPD of all the districts of the Valley.
Addressing the meeting, the Minister stressed upon the officers to accelerate other efforts for bringing more transparency in Public Distribution System so that the people living in urban as well as rural areas do not suffer for want of food grains. He asked them to maintain scale of ration fixed by the Government and there should be no lapse in this account. In this connection, he asked the officers to implement the guidelines/ instructions issued by the Government from time to time in letter and spirit. He asked the Assistant Directors to made frequent tours of their jurisdiction and monitor the supply position in their areas. He said there should be no compromise on quality and quantity of the food grains being supplied to the people.
To curb the profiteering and black marketing, Akhoon asked the functionaries to intensify the market checking and book the defaulters under Law for this he directed for getting cooperation from Legal Metrology Department. He also asked for checking of pilferage in kerosene oil and directed the officers to ensure that every ration card should get 5 liters of K. oil per month.
The meeting was informed that for catering the requirement of the people, buffer stock of food grains is available in the division which include 97899 quintals of rice, 11974 quintals wheat and 9977 quintal of sugar in the godwons of the CAPD Kashmir, while as 197190 quintal of rice, 41660 quintal of wheat and 10420 quintal of sugar in the FCI godwon.
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