Minister for CAPD and Tribal Affairs, Ch. Zulfkar Ali on Saturday held a video-conference with all District Development Commissioners here at civil secretariat, Jammu to review the progress on the initiatives and pro-active policies taken for timely implementation of various programmes.
Secretary CAPD, Mr. Satish Nehru, Director CAPD, Jammu, G. S. Chib, Additional Secretary CAPD, Ramesh Chander, Director Finance, CAPD and Deputy Director CAPD, Mr. A. K. Kotwal also attended the video conference.
After taking stock position from Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts the concerned DCs and Assistant Directors of CAPD informed the Minister about the shortfall of food grains in their respective district. He directed the concerned officers to arrange timely supply for the hilly districts and also arrange private vehicle to carry the rations in case SRTC could not provide sufficient number of vehicles. For this purpose, he directed for constitution of a committee at the earliest.
The Minister said at present the government is providing ration to 1.01 crore souls as per 2001 census. He said as per the 2011 census the requirement of ration is for 22.73 lakh families which comprise 1.25 crore souls.