Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.S. Bali said that adequate supply of essential commodities had been made available for Kinnaur district and surplus supply was being sent to different parts of the district so that people do not face any shortage of foodgrains.

In a review meeting of availability of foodgrains under Public Distribution System for Kinnaur district, the Minister said that essential commodities like levy sugar, three subsidized pulses, salt, mustard oil, flour and rice had been made available through 56 fair price shops in the district whereas regular supply had not been possible in 4-5 fair price shops which would be ensured as soon as the roads were opened for vehicular traffic.

He said that adequate supply of foodgrains was also available for the consumers in Reckong Peo, Tapri and Bhawanagar godowns and LPG re-fills would soon be supplied to Tapri and thereafter to Reckong Peo through transhipment. He said that 5000 litres of kerosene oil, 80 quintal flour, 10 quintal of salt and 40 quintals of rice had been supplied to Rampur and would be soon distributed to different parts of Kinnaur district through helicopters.

Bali said that 9000 litres of kerosene oil, 30 quintal rice under BPL quota, 10 quintal rice under Antodaya Ann Yojna, 100 quintal flour, 1000 litres kerosene oil, 10 quintal salt and 20 quintal levy sugar had been provided by the department to the district to meet the requirements of the people.

On the resolution of Food and Civil Supplies Minister, the Board of Directors of HP State Civil Supplies Corporation approved to contribute Rs. 51 lakh towards Chief Minister Relief Fund for Kinnaur district and Rs. 11 lakh towards Prime Minister Relief Fund for State of Uttrakhand which witnessed heavy devastation due to flash floods and cloud bursts.