Tightening the noose over depot holders, the Haryana Government has cancelled licenses of 182 depot holders for committing irregularities and the security amount of 456 dealers has been forfeited. The government has made it clear that strict action would be taken against defaulters under the Public Distribution System (PDS).
While giving this information, Haryana Food and Supplies Minister, Karan Dev Kamboj stated that police had registered 14 cases and arrested seven persons in this regard till November last year. He said that during this period, security amounting to over Rs 21 lakhs has been forfeited, out of which Rs 1.58 lakhs was forfeited in November. Apart from this, goods worth Rs 40,000 have also been seized.
The Minister said that under PDS, kerosene oil, sugar and wheat would be made available on time. Directions to prepare a detailed action plan for this purpose have been issued to the department so that people do not face any problem in getting ration. Under this scheme, information pertaining to date of ration supply, quantity and other necessary information would be made available every month.
Kamboj said that under the ‘Antyodaya Anna Yojana’, families are being provided 35 kg of food grains at the subsidised rate of Rs 1 to 3 per kg every month.Giving further details, the Minister said that the State Government had allocated 7,020 kilo litres of kerosene oil for November, 2015, under the National Food Security Act, 2013, which covers more than 1.26 crore beneficiaries. Similarly, the State Government had also allocated 3,319.7 metric tonnes of sugar for November, 2015.