Govt, civil society need to work together for larger welfare of people: Zulfkar

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 21: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said both Government and civil society need to work together for making a better society and improving the living condition of people in the State.
He said this while answering questions asked by people present in a public function “Janta Aur Sarkar” organized by a civil society group, Jammu Province People’s Form (JPPF). The function was also attended by Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli.
Highlighting the role of civil societies, Zulfkar Ali said everyone has a role in making a better society, adding Government could bring the law however it is the civil societies and Government who need to work together to make people aware about the necessity of abiding by the law to make it more effective.
Stressing on need of having a vigilant society, the Minister said that an aware society raises various issues which enable in putting a check on any menace creeping in it.
On introducing of “Guest Control Order”, the Minister said, he himself is keen to bring the order as there should be a check on the exuberant expenditure some people do on marriages. He added there are some legal issues that need to be looked into before bringing any such order
On ration card distribution, the Minister said so far nine lakh cards have been distributed and the rest would be distributed soon. He said the people could get all kind of information and their ration tickets from the web portal.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli said that public forums are must to ensure that issues of public importance are highlighted. He said these forums give a platform to the unheard voices.