31 silos to come up in Punjab for scientific storage of foodgrains: Union Minister


Chandigarh: Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Raosaheb Patil Danve, on Tuesday, said that in order to prevent wastage of foodgrains in traditional storage system, the government has planned to construct 31 silos in Punjab for proper scientific storage of food grains. He was here at Sangrur to inspect the godowns of Food Corporation of India (FCI) and review the public distribution system of food grains. He added that the process for the identification of suitable sites has been initiated and soon construction of new silos will be started. He said that silo structures follows a scientific method of storing grains where stored grain is kept dry and aired so as to prevent fungal and insect attacks for much longer time period as compared to traditional methods.

The minister said that soon the “one nation, one ration card’ policy will be implemented in all states of the country as 12 states have already been divided into clusters. He added that under this scheme, the beneficiaries of the public distribution would get their share of rations in any state in which they will be residing. He added that leaders of the labour, rice millers and some other unions have highlighted some issues which would also be addressed on priority.





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