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BJP to check public distribution system
Published on 8 Sep. 2010 12:03 AM IST
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A meeting of BJP state office bearers was held on August 25 in Dimapur where a prevailing public distribution system (PDS) in the state was deliberated. A press release issued by BJP general secretary Yambos Murry highlighting the total monthly allocation received from the centre pool to Nagaland stated that the public were being deprived of the essential commodities allotted to the state.
Total monthly allocation of food items include -APL rice-4360 Mt, APL wheat-1873 Mt, BPL rice-2159 Mt, BPL wheat-517 Mt, AAY rice-1338Mt, AAY wheat-326Mt.Levy sugar-1179Mt. and S.K oil-1425 kl. Alleging that there was no utilization certificate for APL and BPL wheat, state BJP questioned as to how the centre allotted monthly quota without proper utilization report from the respective authority. In this connection, the party said it would check the misuse of commodities which was meant for the public to ensure fair distribution.
The BJP also stated that administration should not issue utilization report without receiving monthly allocation of food grains and proper disbursement of the monthly share to the genuine card holders. According to the state BJP, Transparency International India and Center for Media Studies published in letter age weekly magazine dated July 21 declared Nagaland as the most corrupted state in India and has therefore pledged to eradicate and declare Nagaland as the most efficient and transparent state.

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