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8,58,817 new ration cards issued, says Zulfkar

8,58,817 new ration cards issued, says Zulfkar

JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said that 858817 new ration cards under the ambit of National Food Security Act (NFSA) have been distributed in the state so far.

Replying to a question by Ashok Khajuria in the Upper House, the Minister said that the fidelity check is going on and cards would be given in all remaining areas once the task is completed. He said the concerned functionaries have been directed to expedite the fidelity check to ensure early distribution of ration cards.

Meanwhile, the minister said Government has not enhanced rates of ration for AAY, BPL and PHH categories as they will continue to get rice and Atta at Rs 3 per Kilogram.

He said the rates have been enhanced for Non Priority Household (NPHH) category from Rs 10 to Rs 15 for Rice and Rs 8 to Rs 13 for Atta with effect from October 2016. (AGENCIES)



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