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Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Monday convened a meeting with district administration to review the progress made in the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in district Delhi.


Stressing on GPS tracking system to monitor the movement of trucks on real time basis, the minister said that from 10th July onwards, only GPS enabled trucks will be allowed to transport food grains and Kerosene oil to their destinations.

During the meeting, the DC informed the Minister about the progress made in the implementation of NFSA in the district. He also presented before the Minister, latest report on the status of fidelity check of the beneficiary data collected with regard to NFSA and status of distribution of ration cards to the consumers.

Speaking on the occasion, Zulfkar directed the district administration and CAPD department to distribute error free ration cards to the consumers at the earliest. Tehsil Level Committee’s were directed to work efficiently so that accuracy certificates would be given for further process.

The Minister also reviewed the recently launched Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) and directed the officers to ensure that benefit reach the beneficiaries.


It was revealed in the meeting that 39,000 quintal of food grains be supplied to district Delhi under said scheme by supplementing food with NFSA with the total supply of 1,07,000 quintal.

Taking cognizance of complaints regarding home delivery system of LPG in Delhi, the Minister directed the DC to closely monitor it on regular basis. He also asked to curb the practice of point delivery system in urban areas. In rural areas, concerned SDM will identify a safe place for point delivery system, he added.

Speaking on the issue of pilferage of food grains, Zulfkar asked the SDM’s and Tehsildar’s for regular checking of fair price shops and also asked them to recommend for the cancellation of fair price shops found indulging in malpractices. Making price control and quality check a regular exercise, the Minister directed the district administration to conduct regular checks of market so that the consumers would not get cheated.

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2017-01-25 03:52:35