Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration approved a one-time allocation of one and a half kilograms of pulses per family in the Union Territory under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (Income). An official spokesperson gave this information. The spokesman said that these pulses will be given free to the people under the public distribution system due to the accumulation of pulses with the Food and Public Supply Department under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana and Self-Reliant India Scheme.
The spokesperson, citing an order issued by the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, said that the directors have been authorized to distribute 266.57 MT of pulses among the eligible families.
The spokesman said that a total of 1.77 lakh income families are expected to benefit from this step. The department has asked its officers to ensure that the distribution ends before March 10.