The Department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution provides foodgrains including Sugar and Kerosene oil to consumers in every nook and corner of the State. As per Cabinet decision No.166/13/2015 dated:02-12-2015, the National Food Security Act, 2013 has been implemented in the whole of the J&K State with effect from 01-02-2016 vide Government Order No.01-CAPD of 2016 dated:04-01-2016 with the objective to provide access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices. Currently foodgrains are received by the State from the Government of India, for distribution to the AAY, Priority Household (PHH) and Non-priority Households (NPHH). The Department also plays an active role in managing the supplies of other essential commodities and also keeping check on market prices.  

The Department has also established the Consumer Redressal Agencies to protect the rights of the consumers. These agencies have proved to be fruitful institutions for redressing the grievances of the consumers. The State and District Consumer Councils have also been established under the Consumer Protection Act, 1987 to promote and protect the rights of the consumers. The Department also has a Legal Metrology Wing responsible to bring uniformity in respect of Weights and Measures in trade and commerce and regulate sale of goods in package form. The Officers of Legal Metrology Wing are authorised to institute complaints in the Consumer Forum on behalf of aggrieved consumers.


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