All essential items have been have been supplied to tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti by the state government which remains snow-bound and disconnected from rest of the country for coming five months.
A Spokesperson of the state government said here today that adequate quota of ration, LPG, petrol, kerosene oil, timber and other essential items has been provided till June, 2019 so that people of the valley do not face scarcity of ration and other essential commodities during the winters.
He said that the department of Food and Civil Supplies has already supplied the ration, fuel, LPG, kerosene oil etc. as per the requirement of the people of Lahaul and Spiti including Kaza and more stock would be sent as long as the roads were open.
The Spokesperson said that the state government has been very considerate about the problems and demands of the people of the valley.
Keeping in view the heavy loss to the crops and fruits due to untimely snowfall and incessant rains in the month of September this year, the government has taken decision to provide ration at BPL rates to all the people of the valley for a period of six months.
Not only that, the state government is also bearing cent percent expenditure on transportation of fodder to this tribal district.
He said that the state government also procured apple from the fruit growers of the valley through HPMC at a rate of Rs. 20 per kilogram as the apple crop was also damaged due to snow and heavy rainfall.
He said that the state government immediately took up the matter with the government of India to rescue the people stranded in Lahaul valley during September as a result of which, seven helicopters were provided and all trapped people were rescued safely.>