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Food schemes reviewed in Rajouri, Poonch

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RAJOURI, JULY 8 – The Minister for Consumer Affairs and  Public Distribution Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today convened a meeting with district administration  Rajouri and Poonch to review the progress in the implementation of Food Security Act (NFSA) and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) in these districts.

MLA Rajouri Ch. Qamar Hussain, MLA Haveli Shah Mohd. Tantray, Director CA&PD GS Chib, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri Mumtaz Choudhary and other officers of the concerned departments were present in the meeting.

“New fair price shops would be opened in both the districts so that the people don't face any difficulty in getting the ration,” he added.

Terming NFSA as pro-poor Act, the Minister said that some vested interests are misleading the people by projecting the scheme in wrong perspective.

The Minister said that the pro-people schemes of NFSA and MMSFES will enhance the ration supply considerably. Highlighting the figures, the Minister said that under the MMSFES, the quota of ration has increased from 32,000 quintal to 52,000 quintal and from 21,000 quintal to 34,000 quintal in districts of Rajouri and Poonch respectively, adding that, under this scheme, more than 5, 23,000 souls of Rajouri will be benefitted.

Deliberating upon the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, the Minister informed that 8 lakh free gas connections will be provided to the BPL women beneficiaries in the state. He asked the representatives of oil companies to work in coordination with the district administration and organize awareness camps to sensitize the stakeholders about the scheme and identification of the genuine beneficiaries who can be provided benefits of the scheme.

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