By : Mohan Verma
Brushing aside the report of shortage of food items under Public distribution system (PDS) in this Raj day town, District Administration maintained that it have sufficient piles of food items in the official grainy. Moreover it was being disbursed among the consumer routinely.
Deputy Commissioner Shimla Mr. Dinesh Malhotra said that 4540 quintal wheat flour was made available through 54 fair price shops in the month of June to consumers in the town.
“No shortage of food grains (flour) are there in the town and other food items were being made available to people in time bound manure,” District Magistrate claimed.
To make ascertained that consumers did not suffer with shortage of food items ample quota of food grains were being made available in fair price shops on the district level he said adding that under 527 retail outlets about 19,931 quintal wheat flour was made available in this district.
The officer also added that food items were also being made available to all APL (above poverty line), BPL (below poverty line) and Antaodya households under targeted PDS system and shortlisted eligible beneficiary under Food Security Act in the district. Administration also reviews progress of these schemes on the block level for speedily distribution of food items in provinces.
In wake of any complaint people could call to Telephone No. 0177-2657022 to District Controller of Food, Civil Supply and Consumer affairs.
This capital town houses about two lakh population, however, it also witnessed footfall of about one lakh tourists during peak tourist season.