Friday, July 6, 2012

VJAS warns of stir for BPL ration cards-TIMES OF INDIA

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VJAS warns of stir for BPL ration cards

YAVATMAL: Over one lakh families from Adivasi, Dalit and underprivileged categories in the district have been deprived of BPL ration cards, despite intervention of the high court and apex court following the recommendations of Justice Wadhva committee, alleged general secretary of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti ( VJAS), Mohan Jadhav on Thursday.
Jadhav has urged the administration to rectify the lapses immediately by issuing BPL cards to eligible families, failing which his organization would launch a mass agitation from July 15.
Expressing his anger over unavailability of food under government sponsored schemes, Jadhav told TOI, "Food grains are decaying in many states for want of adequate storage facility but the authorities are deliberately denying food to starving adivasis and tribals." He also criticised the government for its decision to export foodgrains at throwaway prices.
"The same foodgrains are imported at higher rates after 3-4 months citing artificial shortage," Jadhav alleged adding that food security is a constitutional right.

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