Fair Price Shops to be opened in all uncovered areas: Zulfkar

CA&PD Deptt inspection team to check quality of rations at take-off points

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 23: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CA&PD) Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, today constituted a high level committee of officers to check the quality of food-grains at the Food Corporation of India (FCI) take-off points before the same are dispatched to J&K.

Taking cognizance of the complaints regarding dumping of substandard rations in some far-flung areas of the State, the Minister made it clear that there will be no compromise on the quality of rations and strict monitoring would be ensured before the lifting of food-grains from the FCI take-off points.

“To ensure transportation of quality rations to various parts of the State, a team of officers would conduct the quality check of the food-grains at the FCI take-off points,” Zulfkar said and added that this mechanism would facilitate shipment of quality rations to the State.

The Minister asked FCI authorities to immediately replace the poor quality rations reportedly stocked in some areas snow-bound areas of the State including Warwan and Marwa in district Kishtwar.

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