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Kashmiri migrants to get new ration cards: Zulfkar

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JAMMU – Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the concerned to start the process of preparing new ration cards for Kashmiri migrants under relief and non-relief categories so that they don’t face any difficulty in getting rations.

The Minister issued these directions while inspecting ration depots at Migrants Township in Jagti here.

The Minister said five new ration depots would be opened in the Migrant Township for hassle-free distribution of rations.

While inspecting the ration depots at Jagti, the Minister enquired about the supply and stock position, quality of food-grains and rates of essential commodities. The Minister directed Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) to submit a list of beneficiaries under different categories in the Migrant Township so that transparency and accountability is maintained in ration distribution.

He further directed the officers to ensure adequate quantity of ration is distributed to the beneficiaries and proper weighing scales are used at the ration depots. He asked them to conduct regular inspection at fair price shops and submit real time feedback to his Office daily.

While inspecting Food Godown, Nagrota, the Minister checked the samples of food grains and stock position in the godown. He directed the concerned officers to ensure proper stacking and timely distribution of wheat, rice and sugar in different parts of Jammu division.

He further asked them to take up repair and renovation works of the godown, besides carrying out plantation drive and maintaining cleanliness in and around the complex.

In the day, the Minister also inspected Govt. Ration Depot, Khanpur and directed for timely distribution of ration to the consumers.

Director, FCS&CA Jammu R A Inquilabi, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) M L Raina, Deputy Controller, LMD Manoj Prabhakar, Assistant Director, Trade and Stores, Jammu Ankush Hans and other officers of the department accompanied the minister during the visit.

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