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Free grains distribution not possible: Pawar

By Mamatha

Sharad Pawar
New Delhi, Aug 19: Reacting to the Supreme Court's recommendations of distributing grains to the poor for free instead of letting them rot, Sharad Pawar said, "It's not possible to implement the Supreme Court's order."

The apex court had asked the Centre to consider free distribution of foodgrain to the hungry poor of the country instead of allowing it to rot in Food Corporation of India godowns, on Aug 13.

"Give it to the hungry poor instead grains going down the drain," a bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma told Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran appearing for the Centre.

The bench passed the direction while dealing with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the civil rights group PUCL on rampant corruption in Public Distribution System (PDS) besides rotting of food grains in FCI godowns.

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