Food Minister Shri Tomar instructs for regular inspection of ration shops

Bhopal : January 25, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan):Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar said that callousness of any kind will not be tolerated in the distribution of ration to the needy consumers through public distribution system. He told the district collectors and the food officials to ensure ration distribution to consumers on fixed date and time. He told them to inspect the consumer stores and cooperative committees on a regular basis for effective functioning of the system. In a discussion with the departmental officers, he told them to deal sternly with those involved in blackmarketing of government foodgrains.
Soon after taking over charge Food Minister Shri Tomar conducted surprise inspection of ration shops, consumer stores and cooperative societies in different areas of the state. Criminal cases were registered against organizations against whom complaints of negligence were received. It is noteworthy that a truck has been seized for transporting government ration illegally in Gwalior city by Shri Tomar and a case has been registered in this connection.
Food Minister conducted surprise inspection of paddy purchase centres on support price in krishi upaj mandis. The administration has taken disciplinary action against government employees involved in irregularities on the basis of the report of inspection. Shri Tomar has appealed to consumers and sellers to extend support in strengthening ration distribution system.