96,000 families receive ration in Kupwara: Akhoon
Jammu, Mar 8: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Qamar Ali Akhoon said there are 96,599 rationed families in district Kupwara based on the Census 2001. Of this 12000 families reside in the border areas and remaining 84,599 in Muffasil areas of the district. He said 38,329 quintals of food-grains have been issued to the families residing in the Muffasil areas since April 2010 to February 2011.
Replying to a Calling Attention Motion by Abdul Haq Khan, he said advance dumping of 71,700 quintals of rice and 18,410 quintals of atta has been made for the population residing in the border areas of the district which is adequate to meet their requirement upto the month of June 2011. Besides, 3399 MTs of food grains (rice plus wheat/atta) have been allocated to the district for the month of March 2011.
He said rations are being supplied to all the registered families in district Kupwara as per population census 2001 and there is no shortage. He said the supply is being released according to the requisition of the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara. He said the efforts are on to ensure providing of ration as per prescribed scale.
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