Adequate stock of essentials in Kashmir: Officials

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Newspoint Bureau
Srinagar, January 1
Enough stock of essentials, including rice, wheat and gas cylinders, is available in Kashmir valley though the power situation is very grim with people experiencing unscheduled and frequent power cuts.
Meanwhile, under the revised monthly allotment under NFSA, applicable from January 2017, the Central Government shall provide a total of 1,122.569 MTs of Wheat and 34,431.45 MTs of Rice. Official sources here today said that as on December 30, 2016, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has stock of 72,436 Metric Tons (MTs) of rice and 4,390 MTs of Wheat.
Meanwhile, they said the stock position with the FCS&CA department in Kashmir Division includes 1,260 MTs of Rice, 148 MTs of Wheat, 2,151 MTs of Sugar, and 1,989 MTs of Atta.
About allocation and lifting of food grains for December month, they said against the total allocation of 3,88,871 quintals of Rice and Atta, under NFSA and MMSFES, about 3,72,867 quintals have been distributed. They said that the total allotment of 1,81,330 quintals, including 1,37,920 quintals under NFSA and 43,409 quintals under MMSFES for three months have already been dumped at respective stations in the snowbound areas of Kashmir. “The same is true for border areas of the valley, where all of the total allotments, including 70,136 quintals of Rice, 14,494 quintals of Atta and 5,303 quintals of Sugar, in the border area of Kupwara district, and 24,485 quintals of Rice, 6,005 quintals of Atta and 2,097 quintals of Sugar, in the border areas of Bandipora district, already stand lifted,” they said.
Officials said that under the revised monthly allotment under NFSA, applicable from January 2017, the Central Government shall provide a total of 1,122.569 MTs of Wheat and 34,431.45 MTs of Rice.
With regard to the stock position of LPG, they said that stock for 12 days of LPG cylinders is available with the Department, while Petrol for 25 days, Diesel for 29 days and Kerosene Oil for 20 days is available. They said that under the Essential Commodity and the Hoarding and Profiteering Acts, the Department has taken action against 1,476 violators this year.

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