Ensure supply of quality food-grains to JK: Zulfkar to FCI

Minister reviews preparedness for NFSA implementation

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 03: Taking note of the recurrent complaints regarding supply of substandard food-grains by the Food Corporation of India (FCI), Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Saturday said there would be no compromise on the quality of rations and the FCI should ensure supply of good quality food-grains to Jammu and Kashmir.

Chairing a preparatory meeting regarding implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA), the Minister warned that if FCI fails to provide quality food-grains to J&K, the CA&PD Department will be forced to explore alternative supply channels to ensure better rations for consumers.

“The CA&PD department is not going to accept substandard food-grains in anyway,” the Minister made it clear reiterating that while J&K pays FCI fully in advance for the food-grains it lifts, the State will not accept inferior quality rations from the Corporation.

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