A bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma told the government: “Preserve what you procure. Food grains should not be allowed to rot.’’
The proceedings on increasing quota for BPL families remained inconclusive and will continue on Tuesday.
Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran submitted that the food grains procurement was to ensure food security and it could not be done away with. Advocate Colin Gonsalves appearing for the petitioner PUCL submitted that the quota should be increased from 25 kg to 35 kg per family to address the problem of wastage of tonnes of food grains.