Cong workers protest against supply of wheat

Cong workers protesting against supply of wheat at ration depots in Jammu on Saturday.
Cong workers protesting against supply of wheat at ration depots in Jammu on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 26: A strong protest of Congress workers led by Kanta Bhan, PCC vice president was held today at Sarwal Chowk against  the supply of wheat instead of Atta at the Government depots in Jammu City.
A large number of Congress activists assembled at Sarwal Chowk, carrying banners in their hands  amidst chanting  of slogans against Govt. They blocked the New Plot-Janipur road near Krishna Building for half an hour to mark their protest.
Speaking on the occasion  Congress leaders expressed serious concern over the supply of wheat grain in place of Atta at the Govt depots in Jammu City and elsewhere in the State. They said that general public especially  who reside in urban areas cannot afford the long process of washing, drying and grinding the wheat grain. The people have refused to purchase wheat grain from the Govt.
Today the residents of Sarwal did not allow authorities to unload wheat at ration depot and returned the same to the  department. Similarly, people in all parts are protesting against the supply of wheat and failure of the Government to provide adequate scale of ration.
They further said that the scale of sugar which was 750 gms per soul has been reduced to 500 gms per soul, which is also regrettable.  They demanded that Govt should immediately restore the supply of ration as per previous scale, in the larger interest of general public.
Anil Chopra-president District Congress Committee Jammu Urban, Dr Rama Kant Khajuria, Ricky Dalotra- general secretary Youth Congress Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha,  Gourav Chopra, Ajay Kumar, Raj Kumar Meenia, Koshalya Devi, Krishan Lal, Shamboo Nath, Harjit Singh Bagi, Jagdish Lal and Satish Kumar were the prominent who  attended the protest programme.


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