Jammu Tawi, December 30
Jammu: Taking cognizance of the difficulties being faced by the residents of Jammu city and other adjoining areas of Gandhi Nagar constituency, former Minister and senior Congress leader, Raman Bhalla today said that it is a matter of serious concern that the residents of Jammu city have to face such a huge problem pertaining to ration supply in their areas.He said that the complaints have been received from inhabitants of many areas that they are not being issued ration commodities from their respective Government ration depot.Mr Bhalla also said that the ration quota has not been released by the CAPD Department despite depositing money with the department for the ration quota, but the ration supply in the whole Jammu city is totally held up due to unknown reason which as a result has caused hue and cry of people for need of ration commodities in Jammu city. Bhalla further stated that ration card holders are not being issued ration commodities as per specific scale fixed by CAPD Department.
The programme was organized by Om Parkash Block President.Prominent among those who addressed the rally included DCC President Anil Chopra B.B.Gupta P.S.Chowan Dr. Ramakant Ashwani Honda Gaurav Kapoor Om Parkash Sharma Satpal Sapolia Rakesh Bhagat Mohan Lal Sharma Dr. Babu Ram Gupta Kewal Gupta Adv. Bodh Raj Gupta Suresh Sharma Smt Sheela Devi Smt Karuna Devi beside others.
Former Minister claimed that while the Food Corporation of India (FCI) is providing food grains to Jammu and Kashmir on old rates, the State Government has suddenly increased the rates of ‘Atta’ by 62 % and rice by 50 % without making any public announcement. With the sudden and sharp increase in the prices of CAPD `Atta’ and rice by Rs 5 per kilogram in the State, a strong resentment is brewing among the general consumers in the State against the PDP-BJP coalition Government. He said that the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs increased the prices of Atta by 62 % and rice by 50 % but no public notice was ever issued in media to create awareness among the general consumers of the State regarding proposed hike by the Government.