Dy CM, Speaker launch MMSFES

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Becoming the only state in the nation to go above and beyond the domains of NFSA and supplementing the food supply for its citizens, Department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) today successfully rolled out the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) in the state.
The scheme was formally launched by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today in the presence of Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, and Minister for Consumer Affairs &Public Distribution Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali.
The launch was marked by dispatch of food grains to Rajouri, Reasi and Akhnoor under MMSFES and distribution of increased quantities of ration among the beneficiaries by the dignitaries.
Dr Singh congratulated the CA&PD department on successful launch of the MMSFES and said that the unique food security scheme is envisaged to supplement the requirement of additional food-grains of the people. He stressed on creating mass awareness about the scheme so that people can avail its benefits.
The Deputy CM said that the steps taken by the CA&PD department by giving packed ration to the people will ensure that unadulterated, healthy ration reaches the people. He also welcomed the use of digitised weighing scales to ensure that full allocated quantity reaches the beneficiaries. Mr Kavinder Gupta while appreciated the efforts of CA&PD department for implementing NFSA and MMSFES said that it is a proud achievement to cover 95% of the population under these schemes.
Minister for CAPD while addressing the gathering said that NFSA and MMSFES together have ushered an era of assured supply of highly subsidized ration to citizens of J&K at their door steps in a transparent manner. With the implementation of these two schemes there is a uniform scale of ration for people residing in all areas across the state and as per the preferences of the locals.
Mr Zulfkar said that MMSFES aims at protection and promotion of social well being of its citizens. He said under MMSFES all those families with family size of 1 to 6 souls falling under Priority Households (PHH) and Non-Priority Households (NPHH) will get additional food-grains, over and above NFSA entitlement, at the uniform scale of 5 kgs per soul per ration card except for AAY families who are otherwise entitled to receive 35 kgs ration per family irrespective of the family size.
Zulfkar said that for the ease of access to the people and increased transparency, the department is aiming for complete digitization of the department. Also a total number of 2700 new fair prized shops are being established across state.
Director CAPD GS Chib, Joint Director CAPD. Joint Controller LMD and other officers and officials, representatives from various trade organizations, prominent citizens, business men and locals were present on the occasion.

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