FCI proposes constructing 10 godowns in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Feb 2 (PTI) The Food Corporation of India (FCI)has proposed constructing 10 godowns in different districtheadquarters of Arunachal Pradesh soon for storing food grainsin order to overcome various impediments while supplying PDSitems to remote areas of the state.

"Land allocation process for the proposed godowns in sevendistricts have been completed but in Tawang, Aalo and Anini,the process is in progress," FCI Deputy General Manager(Arunachal Pradesh region) Harish Chander told the firstmeeting of the state consultative committee of FCI here today.

He said, altogether 197 posts have been sanctioned by theauthority to fill up the vacancies under Arunachal Pradeshregion of FCI, which would provide employment opportunities tothe eligible youths of the state.

"The corporation has already released an amount of Rs21.69 crore to the state government as second installment ofpayment for the PDS contractors," he added.

Chander further disclosed that due to difficulttopography, the FCI was facing problem to reach every nook andcorner of the state and to fully satisfy the people.

Citing that the FCI regional office was recentlyestablished in the state capital, the DGM assured to redressvarious grievances pertaining to PDS items in the state soon.

Lok Sabha MP from Western Arunachal constituency NinongEring who chaired the meeting, urged the committee to monitorthe functioning of PDS in all districts and advised thecorporation to take care on the quality.

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