Luru sans ration, locals appeal higher ups

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 7: Expressing resentment over the alleged failure of authorities to distribute free ration in the flood affected areas, inhabitants of Luru in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Wednesday said they were facing acute shortage of eatables.
 A delegation from the locality led by Khurshid Ahmad Mochi said that flood affected families have been left to fend for themselves. “My residential house collapsed in the devastating floods last year. I am living in a temporary shed and my family is at the verge of starvation as no free ration was provided to us,” he said.
 “As per government announcement, the families in flood hit areas are entitled to 50kg of free rice for the first month and 35 kg for the next five months. We have right to ask where the free ration has gone that was meant for our locality,” he added.
 The delegation sought intervention of higher ups in the matter so that their grievances are redressed forthwith.