'CAPD depots have buffer stocks of rice,sugar,wheat’


Srinagar, Dec 30: To review the availability of foodgrains and other essential commodities including petroleum products and issues relating to transport and legal meteorology department in Kashmir valley, a high level meeting was today convened here under the chairmanship of Minister for CAPD and Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon.
 Expressing satisfaction over the availability of essential goods and petroleum products, Akhoon said that buffer stock of Rice, Sugar and Wheat is available in the godowns of CAPD, besides LPG, K-oil, Diesel and petrol.
 He said essential commodities have already been dumped in the far flung and border areas of the Valley namely Karnah, Keran, Machil in Kupwara, and Gurez and Tulail areas in Bandipora district, to cater to public need till June 2013.
 Giving the statistics regarding the availability of essential commodities, the Minister was informed that 28481 Mt rice, 8314 Mt wheat/atta, and 1446 Mt sugar are available in the central godowns of CAPD and stores of FCI.
 Regarding supply of LPG, the Minister was informed that 273550 gas cylinders are available at present in the Valley, which include 2.55 lakh cylinders of HPCL, 12950 of BPCL and 5600 cylinders of IOCL.
 He was also informed that supply of diesel and petroleum is sufficient for one month and 3 weeks respectively.
 Reviewing the achievements of Legal Meteorology, the Minister was informed that Rs. 41.88 lakh have been realized  from 2938 erring shopkeepers against whom cases were registered for violating the law.
 Referring the Transport system in the valley, the Minister stressed upon the concerned officers to ensure that transport shall ply on the city and district roads till late in the evening.
 He also enjoined upon the officers to make ensure that rate lists of transport fare shall be displayed in all big and small vehicles. He also directed for implementation of 50 percent concession in favour of students and specially-abled persons.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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