JK Bank to prepare of 28 lakh new ration cards: Zulfikar

Minister reviews stock position of essentials in South Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MAY 6:-As many as 28 lakh new rations cards are being prepared as per the 2011 census for the rationees of the State for which the directions have already been given to the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Authorities.

This was stated by the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali at a joint meeting of CAPD and J&K Bank authorities convened to take stock of availability of food-grains and other essential commodities in South Kashmir besides reviewing the pace of preparation of new ration cards.

He asked the officers to ensure distribution of ration upto 20th day of every month. He also instructed the concerned to ensure availability of needy items like Namkeen tea, coffee, Lipton tea and other edible items at concessional rates in all fair price shops to facilitate the deserving.

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