People can get June ration till July 10 in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jul 3 (UNI) As majority of people in the Kashmir valley could not receive ration from the depots because of strike and massive protest, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to provide controlled ration for the month of June to consumers till July 10.

An official spokesman said here today that this decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) Taj Mohi-ud-Din to review the sale and supply position of essential commodities in the state.

He said it was decided that the consumers of Kashmir province who have not got their ration for the month of June, could get their ration upto July 10.

It was also decided that the sale depots which have not till date lifted their food grains from CAPD stores could lift the same before July 10.

The spokesman said strict instructions have been issued to private sale depot holders approved by the CAPD and storekeepers of the department to ensure issuance of rations for the month of June 2008.

All government and private depots remained closed since June 24 due to spontaneous strike in protest against the diversion of forest land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB). However, the order was cancelled on July 1.

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