Govt must revisit its policy regarding supply of ration: Khurshid Alam

‘Ration paucity can lead to malnutrition in Kashmir’
File Photo of Khurshid Alam
File Photo of Khurshid Alam

Srinagar, Jan 9: Peoples Conference leader and former legislator Mohammad Khurshid Alam on Monday expressed serious concern over the prevailing ration paucity in Kashmir and termed such a situation alarming.

In a statement, Alam said that the people living in cities , towns and in Kashmir’s country side are ruing over the magnitude of ration crises with most of the ration depots running dry and turning people away. Alam said that such a trend is deeply disturbing and could provide detrimental for overall societal development.

Alam said that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme launched years back by the popular government in Jammu and Kashmir has been seized and the beneficiaries are no longer availing its benefits. He said that sooner the better, the components of this scheme should be re-implemented for the greater common good.

Alam said that at present, mere five kg per person per month are provided to the people in Kashmir and given the food priorities of the people of this landlocked valley, such a share is meagre and severely insufficient. This could lead to malnutrition if not addressed on priority by the government- sooner the better.

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