1085 ration outlets opened for food supply during last two years: Govt

Tahir Bhat

Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that 1085 ration outlets opened for supply of ration during the last two years.

In a written reply to a question of BJP MLA Rajesh Gupta, Minister in charge FCS&CA said that 121 Islamabad, 16 in Kulgam,86 in pulwama,51 in Shopian,162 in Srinagar,195 in Budgam, 47 in bandipora, 54 in Baramulla, 143 in Kupwara, 11 in Jammu,71 in Kathua, 115 in Rajouri,2 in Poonch, 8 in Reasi, 1 in Doda, 1 in Kishtwar, and  1 in Ramban.

The reply further reads that the commission for fair price Shop dealers has been fixed @ RS 143/- Per Qtl. (25% share is borne by the state government and 75% by central government under PHH and AAY category).

They said that moreover, the state government is bearing 100% commission @ Rs 143/- per Qtl under NPHH category including Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food entitlement Scheme (MMSFES).

The Minister further informed that the state share of 25% is being released regularlysince inception of the National Food Security Act.

However, there is an outstanding of Rs 26.68 crore under central Share which shall be released as soon as the funds on this account are received from the Central government, he added.

Minister further informed that cost of ration during the past three years in Jammu Division 5489.02 Lacs and in Kashmir division 42.05.

 

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