Govt Withdraws Food Stock Up Order Amid Panic In Valley

Srinagar, Feb 23: The government order calling people to stock up essentials was withdrawn on Saturday, hours after it added to panic in Kashmir Valley.

“The office order NO. FCS&CA/sgr-south/19/108 dated 23/02/2019 issued by the (Directorate of FCS&CA Kashmir ) is hereby revoked with immediate effect,” reads a government order issued here.

The order (NO. FCS&CA/sgr-south/19/108) required all the TSO’S of Srinagar south to ensure the complete sale of food grains by Saturday evening “positively”.

It had also sought information about the sale of food grains up to 22/02/2019 which was to be submitted to the directorate’s office by or before 01:30 pm Saturday “by any means of communication.”

“It shall be the personal responsibility of concerned TSO to inform all the storekeepers/in-charge storekeepers/FP shop dealers to remain available at their respective sale centers,” the order had said.

Furthermore, the director had ordered that all the sale centers/FP shops of Srinagar south shall remain open on Sunday for sale of food grains in the interest of the general public, besides receiving of trucks loaded with food grains. (GNS)

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