Ensure adequate availability of essential commodities: Bukhari urges Govt

KL News Network

Srinagar

Altaf-BukhariFormer Minister and MLA Amira Kadal Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has urged the government to ensure adequate availability of essential commodities especially rice, LPG and kerosene before a snowfall in the Valley.

According to the statement, Bukhari  urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take up the issue of curtailment in Kerosene quota with the union government at an earliest.

“There are disturbing reports that the union government has drastically reduced the winter quota of kerosene from 51 Lacs litre per month to 28 lacs litres for J&K. I appeal Ms. Mufti to take up this alarming issue with the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas New Delhi as it is yet another decision in last four years which has constantly reduced the kerosene share of Valley,” Bukhari observed.

Bukhari further said that the kerosene scarcity and prevailing poor supply of electricity has added to the woes of people who are presently braving tremendous hardships on account of the biting cold in Kashmir.

“Not only the freezing temperature but the long unscheduled power cuts and inadequate supply of LPG cylinders and Kerosene has aggravated the situation further in Kashmir especially in Srinagar where the use of firewood is minimal. The authorities must accord a serious consideration to this situation and take measures to mitigate the sufferings of people,” Bukhari remarked.

Expressing serious concern over the erratic power supply and reports on scarcity of essential commodities including ration, LPG and kerosene, Bukhari said the administration must make certain that there is no dearth of ration especially rice, sugar, wheat flour and kerosene in Government depots across Kashmir.

 

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