Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturdayconvened a meeting to review stock and supply position of essential commodities in Kashmir valley.
Director food, supplies and consumer affairs Tasaduq Jeelani, area manager Kashmir division food corporation of India (FCI), and others officials of FCS&CA department attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the divisional commissioner was informed that the department provides ration to 68.10 lakh souls in Kashmir Division under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), which includes 1,55,500 Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) RTs, 8,58,361 AAY souls, 33,48,196 Priority Households (PHH) and 26,03,558 Non-Priority Households (NPHH).
Khan directed the deputy commissioners of the valley districts to undertake re-verification in order to establish the correctness of the said categorization.
The meeting was further informed that among PHHs 5 kilograms of rice per head is provided by the department, which is regardless of strength of the family, whereas those families with strengths of up to 6 members are provided an additional 5 kilograms from the Mufti Mohammad Syed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES).
It was informed that a total of 10,88,569 families are being provided additional quota from the MMSFES, including 44,311 one-member families, 1,21,996 two-member families, 1,71,603 three-member families, 2,70,128 four-member families, 2,88,176 five-member families, 1,92,355 six-member families.
Regarding the stock position, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that as on December 30, 2016 the FCI has stock of 72,436 MTs of rice and 4,390 MTs of wheat, while as the stock position with the FCS&CA Department in the 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, it was informed that 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.