Delhi: Survey Reveals Only 30% Ration Shops Distributing PDS Grains, Special Kits -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
Food rights campaigners urge Arvind Kejriwal to intervene, simplify e-coupon process, set up facilitation desks at all ration shops, food department offices.
New Delhi: Despite the Delhi high court’s recent direction urging the Delhi government to ensure that all fair price shops operated during working hours and distributed public distribution system (PDS) grains, a survey has revealed that only 62% are functioning and only half of them are distributing grains. Following the survey, the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan has written to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal about the findings and the shortcomings and urged him to set up facilitation desks at all ration shops.
In the letter, food rights campaigners, including Anjali Bhardwaj, Annie Raja, Dipa Sinha and Amrita Johri, wrote that the high court on April 27 gave important directions to ensure food security during the ongoing crisis due to COVID-19.
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TheWire.in, 2 May, 2020, https://thewire.in/rights/delhi-survey-pds-ration-shops