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Government instruct FCI to supply 4 months food across the country

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Food minister

new Delhi. Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has directed the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to deliver four months of food grains to every corner of the country to meet the needs of food grains under government schemes. The Union Minister has given this instruction to FCI in view of the difficulties arising due to transportation during the rainy season.

Paswan said on Sunday through a tweet, "The rainy season is commencing. In view of this, the Food and Public Distribution Department and the FCI have instructed that every four months of adequate food grains reach every corner of the country as soon as possible in mission mode. Be given so that there is no shortage of food grains anywhere due to problems of transportation during the rainy season. "

With the arrival of the monsoon, it has started raining in different areas of the country and during the four months of the rainy season, it is difficult to deliver food especially in the mountainous areas which are not connected by rail and road.

FCI is using goats to deliver food from the Pangla godown of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand to inaccessible areas of the Himalayas.

Paswan said in a tweet, "FCI is taking on the onerous responsibility of transporting food grains from inaccessible to inaccessible hilly areas of the country. From Pangla Godown in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand to the inaccessible villages of Himalayas where even horses cannot reach, There are hillbilly goats delivering grain. "

According to data from the Ministry of Food, under the National Food Security Act i.e. NFSA, about 55 million tonnes of food grains are needed every month for other schemes, including providing cheap food grains to about 81 crore ration card holders in the country. Apart from this, in the current Corona crisis, the central government is providing five kg of food grains and one kg of pulses to each family every month during April, May and June under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana i.e. PMGKAY. .

At the same time, migrant laborers stranded in various states who do not have ration cards are being given five kg of food grains and one kg of gram free to each family for two months in May and June.

This post was published on June 14, 2020 4:16 pm

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