Govt to implement National Food Safety Act in J&K

Srinagar,November 15: Jammu and Kashmir government will soon implement the National Food Safety Act (NFSA) in the state.

Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public distribution Choudhary Zulfkar Ali informed this here while inaugurating a new CA&PD office complex at Baramulla yesterday, an officials said today.

Zulfkar said that under the NFS Act, five kilograms of foodgrains would be given per soul at subsidized rates.

The new Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department office at Baramulla has been constructed at a cost of Rs 80 lakh.

The minister appreciated the role of department, saying the newly constructed complex will aid in effective service delivery.

Zulfkar also sanctioned Rs one crore for the construction of Gujjar hostel at Baramulla. He said land has already been identified for the purpose and the work will start soon.

Stressing on the officers to work with efficiency and transparency, Zulfkar said, "Ration distribution should be done as per the fixed quota with effective, timely and transparent distribution, so that the general public do not face any inconvenience.

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