Srinagar: J&K Government on Monday said that Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Monday day said the government has taken steps to address the apprehensions among the people regarding irregularities in rationees lists by making these public to get regular feedback from the people.
Replying to a question by Yasir Reshi in the upper house, the Minister said the list of beneficiaries have been uploaded and made public through National Portal as well as State Departmental Website besides being pasted on concerned Govt sale depots and Fair Price Shops for getting the feedback from the general public and from the rationees, in particular.
He said the fidelity check is also being conducted regularly by the respective Assistant Directors/Deputy Commissioners and the complaints received in this behalf are being dealt appropriately.
The Minister further stated that under NFSA, the erstwhile AAY and BPL families have been included in the PHH category and the grouping has been done strictly under the adopted criteria.
74.13 lakh Souls Being Provided Highly Subsidized Food-grains
Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today informed the upper house that 74.13 lakh population in the state is being provided food grains at highly subsidized rates.
The government implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA) from February 2016. Under the Act, 5Kg of food grains is being provided per soul per month under the act”, he said in reply to a question by Ramesh Arora.
Giving details, the Minister said that under Priority House Hold (PHH) category, 74.13 lakh population is being provided food grains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 3 and Rs 2 for rice and wheat respectively. He said under Non-Priority House Hold (NPHH)/ Tide-over Category, 45 lakh population is being provided food grains at Rs 15 and Rs 12 respectively from October 2016.
He, however, said AAY beneficiaries continue to get 35 Kgs ration per month per family in the state. He said the rationees of downtrodden and landless sections such as STs/SCs have not been put to any hardships on this count.
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