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MP: More than three lakh poor families did not get government ration, collector in action after receiving complaint

Public Distribution System: In Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, a serious issue has come to the fore that poor families are not getting ration on time from fair price shops. In the election year, this displeasure of the people can spoil the game of the ruling party. Therefore, Collector Arun Kumar Parmar swung into action as soon as he got the information about the matter. He reprimanded Supply Officer PC Chandravanshi and ordered inspection of fair price shops. 

January ration not distributed in 50% shops

Actually, the last week of January is going on, but ration has not yet been distributed in 50 percent fair price shops here. Because of this, the problems of the poor have increased. As soon as the complaint was received, the collector asked the supply officer to inspect the shops on time as well as give strict instructions to the quotadars that there should be no reduction in the black marketing of ration and the ration received by the beneficiaries.

< p style ="text-align: justify;">Strict action will be taken on negligence

The collector has entrusted the responsibility of overseeing the distribution of ration to the officers of the department as well as the subdivisional officers. He has said in his order that all the subdivisional officers should inspect the fair price shops in their respective subdivisions. On this occasion, Collector Arun Kumar Parmar has expressed displeasure over the careless functioning of the District Supply Officer. He said that distribution of ration should be ensured by the 7th of every month, so that the beneficiaries do not face any problem of ration during the Anna Utsav programme. If this is not being done, the subdivision officers have been given the responsibility to take action against the Kotedars including the concerned officer.

Fact File

382 fair price shop

2.5 lakh families are registered in the district

There are more than 07 lakh beneficiaries

Allotment Status in January

3827 tonnes of fortified rice

168. 59 tons of salt

19.27 tonnes of sugar

1897 tonnes of wheat

This much ration reached 50 percent shops

2126 tonnes of fortified rice

48.25 tonnes of salt

9.13 tonnes of sugar

950 tonnes of wheat

No inspection of shops

Actually, government fair price shops in the district are not being inspected for years. In the last several times, on receiving complaints in the public hearing, an FIR was lodged against the Kotdars after getting the investigation done by the sub-divisional officers on behalf of the Collector. But the need to investigate the shops was not understood by the District Supply Officer PC Chandravanshi. This is the reason why the ration of the poor is black marketed by the Kotdars.

Action will be taken if complaint is received

The collector has not only reprimanded the officials, but he has also said that along with timely delivery of ration in fair price shops, proper arrangements for distribution should also be made. He said that if the beneficiaries now complain about not getting ration or cutting it, then action will be taken against the officials of the department along with the Kotedar. Therefore, take the ration distribution system seriously and direct the salesmen of the fair price shops.

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