Jammu & Kashmir

Consumers aghast as Admin stops additional ration scheme in Kashmir

A man weighs a rice bag inside a Govt ration distribution shop in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: The consumers of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Department (FCS&CA) have raised concerns after the government declined to provide additional rations to them, claiming it to be a reason for immense hardships.

The consumers falling into different categories—Above Poverty Line (APL), Below Poverty Line (BPL) and others have stated that they are not getting any additional kilograms of ration at the ration depots.

“We are being provided either 3 kgs to 5 kgs of rice per person for a month, which is insufficient to meet the need,” the consumers said, adding that the additional ration being provided to them was providing a sigh of relief to them, but now the decision to do away with the additional ration would certainly leave them to lurch at large.

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