‘No shortage of essential items’

Foodgrains and other essential commodities have been rushed to flood-affected areas and adequate supply of commodities have been made available in Kinnaur district

Shimla | Updated: April 11, 2014 5:33 pm

Foodgrains and other essential commodities have been rushed to flood-affected areas and adequate supply of commodities have been made available in Kinnaur district,Food and Civil Supplies Minister G S Bali said on Saturday. He added that surplus supply was being sent to different parts of the district to ensure there is no shortage of foodgrains.

Presiding over a review meeting of availability of foodgrains under Public Distribution System for Kinnaur district,the minister said that essential commodities like levy sugar,three subsidised pulses,salt,mustard oil,flour and rice had been made available through 56 fair price shops in the district whereas regular supply has not been possible in 4-5 fair price shops but this would be corrected once the roads are opened for vehicular traffic.

Bali further said that adequate supply of foodgrains was available for consumers at the district headquarters of Reckong Peo,Tapri and Bhawanagar godowns and LPG refills would soon be supplied to Tapri and thereafter to Reckong Peo.

Around 5,000 litres of kerosene,80 quintals of flour,10 quintals of salt and 40 quintals of rice have been sent to Rampur and will soon be distributed to different parts of Kinnaur district through helicopters,Bali said. Meanwhile,the Board of Directors of the HP State Civil Supplies Corporation have approved a proposal to contribute Rs 51 lakh towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Kinnaur district and Rs 11 lakh towards Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Uttarakhand,which has been devastated due to flash floods and cloud bursts.

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