Government directs DCs to verify complaints over BPL, AAY: Abdul Haq

Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq, today said the Government has directed all the Deputy Commissioners to verify the complaints pertaining to BPL and AAY to ensure that genuine rationees are considered for getting ration under PHH category of NFSA.
Replying to the supplementaries of some members to the main question of Kamal Verma, the Minister said that any official found involved in enlisting ingenuine entries would be dealt with strictly under law.
Abdul Haq said that the State has implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA) with effect from February 2016, wherein only PHH, NPHH and Exclusion categories have been identified.
He also said the erstwhile BPL and AAY have been merged in PHH. He said under PHH category ration holders are being provided food grains at highly subsidized rate of Rs 3 and Rs 2 for rice and wheat respectively.
The Minister said that criteria for the inclusion of households under PHH category are AAY and BPL lists, households having meager monthly income, houseless and landless, widows, orphans, destitute, militancy and violence affected families of low income, leprosy patients and domestic housemaids, besides weaker sections, nomadic families, old age pension holders, specially-abled /physically handicapped etc.
Abdul Haq today also pointed out that funds under 14thFinance Commission released by the Centre, have been transferred to Panchayat accounts and guidelines were issued to the concerned to formulate action plans in consultation with Gram Sabhas and local MLAs.
Replying to supplementaries to the main question of Haji Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, the Minister said that under 14th FC, the Government has created assets of 800 foot bridges and 9 thousand kilometers of road length across the State.
Abdul Haq informed the House that two roads and 488 paths have been taken up and executed in Gulab Garah constituency during 2015-16 under various Rural Development Schemes. He also said the construction work of road from Ranglai-Dewal is in progress and against the total road length of 6.25 kms earthwork of 4.57kms has been completed at a cost of Rs 36 lakh.

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