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Proper mechanism needed for food supply: Omar

india Updated: Jul 16, 2009 16:40 IST

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said an effective mechanism should be put in place to streamline proper distribution of essential commodities to even far-flung areas.

While reviewing the availability of food grains and its distribution by the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department at a meeting in Srinagar, Abdullah said there is a need to streamline the supply of essential commodities so that subsidised ration is available in all corners of the state particularly in the remote areas.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather, Minister for CAPD and Transport Qamar Ali Akhoon, Minister of State for CAPD and Transport Shabir Ahmad Khan and other senior officers.

The state government has recently set up two monitoring cells at Lower Munda and Rajbagh in Kathua to oversee movement of trucks with food-grains and eliminate any chance of malpractice after opposition parties voiced concern over shortage of foodgrains in the valley.