Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday approved three months' free ration for drought-hit families of Kishtwar and Doda districts.
The Chief Minister sanctioned Rs 13.63 crore to be incurred on this activity, an official spokesman said. He said the decision would benefit 49,273 families of Doda and 76,551 families of Kishtwar districts.
The ration will be provided by the Consumers Affairs and Public Distribution Department at their outlets in the two districts, the spokesman said.
The Chief Minister directed for hassle-free distribution of the ration covering all the identified affected families, he added.