No compromise on quality of essential commodities under PDS: Kishan Kapoor

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Shimla, January 5, 2018: In a meeting of Officers of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department here at Shimla today, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Kishan Kapoor categorically stated that no compromise on quality of essential commodities under PDS will be made anywhere in the State. He asked officers to physically go in the field and conduct regular inspection of fair price shops, take samples and ensure reporting.

He said the state government has been giving a subsidy of more than 220 crore on subsidized food in the State and it was duty of officers to ensure quality in this ration to provide best food to consumers in every nook and corner of the State. He asked officers to ensure that ration supplied to the consumers matched the samples sanctioned by the government for purchase. He said leakage of samples was unfortunate and the procedure should be monitored at higher level with proper secrecy. Reports the sample should be procured in a stipulated time and at the earliest so that substandard supply could be checked in time.

Minister said that all the ration cards will be linked with Aadhar Number within 100 days. Toll free numbers 1967 has been functioning to redress grievances of consumers.

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Friday, January 5, 2018