‘JK getting ration quota as per 2k population figure’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 27: Minister for CAPD, Qamar Ali Akhoon has said that the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) is being implemented in the state since 1997.
He said under the system foodgrains are released by the Centre to the State at the scale of 35 kg per family per month on the basis of projected population of year 2000, which was projected at 99.45 lakh souls of 18.02 lakhs families.
This, according to an official statement, was stated by the Minister in reply to a question by Abdul Haq Khan in Legislative Assembly here today.
He said based on the said projected population, the state is receiving 63067 MTs of foodgrains monthly from the Centre for catering ration of 18.02 lakh families of the state under different categories.
The Minister said as per censes-2011, the actual population of the state is 125.49 lakhs souls (22.73 lakhs estimated families) leaving thereby 26.04 souls of 4.71 lakh families un-covered under TPDS.
The Minister said within the overall constraints of financial resources of the state government is procuring additional foodgrains to supplement the allocations to maintain the given scale of 35 kgs ration per family per month.
He said as and when the Centre enhances the allocation of foodgrains the issuance of new ration cards would be taken in hand.
Legislators, G. M. Saroori, Radhey Sham, Nazir Gurezi, M. Y. Tarigami, Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen, Ch. Muhammad Ramzan, A. R. Veeri, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat, Master Lal Chand, Harshdev Singh, Mir Saifullah, Rafi Ahmed Mir and Vikar Rasool raised supplementaries to the question.
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