SAC reviews NFSA implementation in State

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 25: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra also reviewed the implementation of National Food Security Act, 2013.

The SAC was informed that under NFSA 74.13 lac beneficiaries will now receive 5 Kg Rice @ Rs. 3/- or 5 Kg wheat @ Rs. 2/- per kg, as a matter of right. Foodgrains for the remaining 45 lac souls will continue to be available @ Rs. 10/- per Kg of Rice and Rs. 8/- per Kg of Wheat. Thus, effectively, 20 lac more souls will now get covered under the Public Distribution System after the implementation of NFSA.

The SAC was also informed that 18 districts of the State have become fully compliant and their population is getting benefit of the highly subsidized ration under NFSA from February, 2016. Further, 04 more districts shall migrate in March, 2016 thus making the J&K State fully NFSA compliant.

SAC took note of the significant increase in the number of new ration cards and souls in both provinces of the State. It was informed that 15.25 lac souls in Kashmir and 7.48 lac souls in Jammu have been added as rationees under NFSA.

SAC also took note that the State Government shall now be able to claim reimbursement for door step delivery of foodgrains on account of Inter-state Transport, commission of the Fair Price dealers and computerization of Fair Price Shops from February, 2016 onwards

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