Srinagar- Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department Friday said that along with District Administration Srinagar it has been able to devise an effective mechanism to provide ration and groceries to the general public.
FCS&CA says that there is no shortage and all essentials like ration, fuel, gas and other commodities are adequately stocked for two months.
The Department has already distributed two months ration for the month of April and May to all consumers. Presently, the Department is distributing free ration to BPL, AAY and PHH categories for the month of May and June.
“The exercise would involve free distribution to 8.70 lakh families with distribution of 4.2 lakh quintals of ration, out of which free ration for the month of May has already been distributed and the ration for June is being distributed”, says Bashir Ahmad Khan Director FCS & CA department. “The Department is also distributing one kg of pulses to the BPL, AAY and PHH families”, he added.
While giving details, Syed Sajjad Qadri Nodal Officer and OSD in the office of DC Srinagar said that for addressing public grievances a toll free number 6006333308 is working to receive the grievances with regard to ration, power supply, water supply, medical needs etc. “The people contact control room on the given number as and when they need any help from the District Administration”, he informed.
Explaining the supply chain management in District Srinagar for making available groceries to the people, the Nodal Officer said that Srinagar district has been divided into 25 zones and 25 supermarkets have been roped in to supply groceries and the contact numbers of these stores have been publicized. “These supermarkets are catering to the public within 3 km radius and making home deliveries. Besides, around 100 stand-alone grocery shops are operating within one kilometer radius and also making home delivery of essential items. Stocks of these grocery shops are being replenished through super-stockists and C&F agencies, Nodal Officer dealing with the matter explained.
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