Bilal Ahmad

Residents in Ningli allege curtailment in rice quota

Residents in Ningli allege curtailment in rice quota
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Sopore: Residents of Ningli area of Sopore in north Kashmir Tuesday expressed their resentment against the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD) for reducing the quota of rations supplied to the locals.

The locals alleged that CAPD department is reducing the ration particularly the quantity of rice compared to what was supplied few months back.

“We were supposed to get 35 kgs of rice per month under the category of AAY but now CAPD is giving us sleepless nights by not providing us the adequate quantity,” Mohammad Ismail, a local resident said.

“We are around 350 families in our locality and each household is living below the poverty line and now department is resorting to curtailments in supplies,” he said.

“We are poor people and cannot afford to buy rice from open markets. The government should step in and ease out the situation for us,” another local added.

The locals appealed the concerned authorities to look into issue and resolve it for the betterment of the poor people living in the area.

When contacted, a senior official of the CAPD in Baramulla said that the curtailments have been resorted to as the directions have been passed on to us from the higher ups.

“We are however, compensating the people by providing additional five kilograms of flour to every household,” he added.

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