In order to provide free ration quota for the poor under the different government schemes Jammu and Kashmir government has been working through the Public Distribution System to reach out to this section of the society through their Public Distribution System.
Working in line with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s commitment to the poor, the J&K Government is taking huge strides in ensuring food security for the residents of the UT through timely availability, efficient Supply Chain Management and streamlining distribution of food grains, besides moving towards 100% Aadhaar seeding of the beneficiaries under various schemes.
It was observed that the J&K government is reaching out to One Crore people with ration through a network of 6738 ration shops covering 25.73 Lakh ration card holders including both NFSA & Non-NFSA beneficiaries. Moreover, the department operates the distribution process through an online public distribution system.
Emphasizing on streamlining the distribution chain, besides rationalizing the availability of quality food grains at subsidized and affordable prices, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officials to bring reforms at the policy planning level to make the system more robust.
Making all schemes available online, besides fully automating the distribution process, authentication of beneficiaries and putting special focus on public grievances to facilitate the people, Manoj Sinha has directed his administration to become more responsive to the needs of the people.