Bihar: Poor forced to consume rotten food

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Patna, Aug 4: After watching food grains rotting, now its time to see poor people forcefully eating those rotted food, which had been distributed among the helpless villagers of Bihar.

According to CNN-IBN, Food ministry was compelled to distribute the food grains as the real conditions of the grains was exposed before the common people, who are facing price rise problem.

The rotten rice, unfit even for the cattle, is being sold by the government fair price shops officially in Dharbhanga district in Bihar.

According the channel, a BPL family, entitled to 15 kilograms, gets 13 kilos of subsidized rice and two kilograms of rotten rice. It's compulsory.

"While some are rotten, some are okay, too. So the rotten rice is being distributed to public separately with a fixed quantity to every body," said one ward councilor to CNN-IBN.

The State Food and Civil Supplies Minister Narendra Singh says he is helpless as FCI is not under the control of Bihar government.

The grain also has been sold to Bangladesh and Nepal and distributed through PDS.

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