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Aug 16, 2016

TRANSPORT TRUCKS & SURVIVAL * India / Pakistan border: Essential commodities reached Kashmir

* Kashmir - ‘19,000 trucks carrying essentials reached in 24 days’



--- Despite the continuing unrest in the Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir government today said 19,000 trucks carrying essential commodities reached there in the last 24 days. “On a daily basis, around 800 trucks carrying essential commodities reach the Valley and till yesterday, around 19,000 of those had reached Kashmir,” Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Choudhary Zulfikar Ali, told a review meeting in Srinagar, adding that his department has ensured smooth distribution of the supplies... “Irrespective of the weather or the political situation, our employees have done their duty,” he said and requested the people to ensure that FCS&CA vehicles were allowed free movement. The minister also directed the agencies concerned to ensure that stocks of essential supplies were maintained. Quoting figures, a spokesman said 60,270 quintals of wheat and 4,65,200 quintals of rice were available at the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns in the Valley and the stock of petrol could last up to 60 days... "On a daily basis, around 800 trucks carrying essential commodities reach the Valley and till yesterday, around 19,000 of those had reached Kashmir," Minister Choudhary Zulfikar Ali said... 
(Photo by Nissar Ahmed: The labourers from the Indian side offloading goods from PK trucks in Salamabad, Uri in North Kashmir with a PK driver keeping an eye on them)  --  Srinagar, India- The Indian Express, by PTI - August 12, 2016

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