Hakeem concerned over curtailment in monthly ration quota,urges admin to streamline distribution system,

Says ” emergency measures needed for completion of Kashmir Highway upgradation”

Srinagar/Jan,19: Chairman Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen has expressed concern over reported curtailment in the monthly ration quota of the consumers in Kashmir valley. He has also ridiculed the administration for making public distribution system in Jammu and Kashmir more tedious and cumbersome on the pretext of linking ration cards with aadhar numbers . He said consumers in general are returned empty handed from government ration depos and asked to get their ration cards linked with their Adhaar numbers first.
In a statement issued on Tuesday expressed concern over the reported curtailment in the monthly ration quota of the consumers and denying them their full monthly ration quota . ” Primarily it was the responsibility of the food supplies and consumers affairs department to get ration cards of consumers linked with respective Adhaar numbers, the paramount duty, where the department has miserably failed, ” Hakeem maintained adding that the department was making common people to suffer un- necessarily, for its own failures. Hakeem said in the wake of prevailing harshest winter conditions , the people in Kashmir valley were suffering immensely adding that shortage of ration and essential commodities has further compounded their hardships. He has urged the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to withdraw all directions regarding reported curtailment in monthly ration quota of the consumers and make ration distribution system easier for convenience of the consumers. He said never ever in the country , ration distribution system was so cumbersome as it has been made in the Kashmir division.
Hakeem also expressed his dismay over the inordinate delay in completion of the upgradation of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway , the only surface link connecting Kashmir with rest of the country. ” Pace of development in Kashmir was quite dismal as compared to other parts of the country , ” Hakeem observed while urging the government to complete four- laning of Srinagar- Jammu national highway on war footing basis to ease hardships of the people living in this , geographically disadvantageous, part of the world. He said concerned construction agencies should be penalised for making inordinate delay in completing the upgradation work of Srinagar- Jammu national highway within the stipulated time frame, thus making the people in Kashmir to suffer. He said it was due to frequent closure of the National highway, that the people of Kashmir frequently face tremendous shortage of essential commodities and the prices in the markets go skyrocketed , beyond the control of the administration. He said the concerned construction companies should put to use advanced technologies so that ongoing upgradation of Srinagar- Jammu national highway is completed at the earliest.

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