The public of Panchayat Kundal of Sub-Division Paddar held an impressive Dharna near Food Sale Center, Kundal demanding release of rationed commodities to the poor consumers for the last 6 months. The Protest was led by Panchayat members and was supported by men and women, senior citizens of the area. They blocked the vehicular traffic for about 2 hours and shouted slogans against the administration and Government for introducing National Food Security Act which has been introduced in the state un-mindful of its impact on the consumers which has in fact curtailed the ration scale from 35 kgs to just 5 kgs per family, they said and added that Sugar has not been provided to them for the last 5 to 6 months not even on the occasion of Diwali.
Later on, the S.D.M. Paddar reached on spot and listened to the grievances of the agitating public. He managed to issue the ration to the public for Oct. 2016 only through the dealer but could not make any commitment about the previous missed ration and sugar. The Dharna was any how lifted with great anger and resentment against the ineffective administration in the area.