JAMMU, Jan 28: Looking at the chaos prevailing in the processes of Ration distributors and inordinate increment in the price of the ration, head of Jammu Vikas Morcha, Mr. Deepak Sharma said that inspite of the implementation of the Food Security Act in the state since Feb 2016, the ration is being sold at arbitrary price. He said that for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Non priority households (NPHH) category, wheat and rice is priced at Rs 2/kg and Rs. 3/kg respectively.
And for above NPHH, i.e the poverty line the ration price fixed at Rs. 8/kg and Rs. 10/kg for wheat and rice respectively. But, an odd situation has set itself where these items are being made available at Rs. 13/kg and Rs. 15/kg, regardf National Food Security Act.
Moreover, Ration cards have not yet been issued to the people that could segregate them in their respective categories. He also points out that Food Corporation of India (FCI) provides wheat and rice for Rs. 610 per quintal and Rs 860 per quintal respectively to the Department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) of J&K state for NPHH category.
He expressed his disappointment with the present state of affairs in which ration is being distributed at arbitrary prices by the authorities.