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Ration quota in J&K more than rest of India

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in the country where people are getting 50 kg of ration, rice and atta, per family per month while in rest of the country it is only 35 kg, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Qumar Ali Akhoon said on Sunday.

india Updated: May 23, 2010 15:27 IST

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in the country where people are getting 50 kg of ration, rice and atta, per family per month while in rest of the country it is only 35 kg, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Qumar Ali Akhoon said on Sunday.

This was because of the efforts of the state government which presented its case in an effective manner, he said while reviewing stock and supply position of ration in the Valley at a meeting of officers of CAPD.

Akhoon stressed on bringing more transparency in Public Distribution System so that the people living in urban as well as rural areas do not suffer for want of food grains.

To curb profiteering and black marketing, Akhoon asked officials to intensify market checking and book the defaulters under law.

He also passed instruction for checking of pilferage in kerosene oil and directed the officers to ensure that every ration card holder gets five litres of kerosene oil per month.

The officials said an amount Rs 1.60 lakh were realised as fine from 386 defaulters by the market checking squad up to May 18, besides 34 FIRs were lodged in various Police Stations under Essential Commodities Act.