Haryana wants quick movement of foodgrain

With stocks from previous years still piled up, the Haryana government has drawn the attention of the Central government to the slow outward movement of foodgrain and paucity of warehousing facilities for fresh stocks.

With nearly 35 lakh tonnes of paddy having been procured this season and Haryana expecting another bumper stock of 80 lakh tonnes of wheat next year a spokesman of the department said on Wednesday.

Food and supplies minister Mahender Pratap Singh said the procurement agencies do not have even makeshift arrangements for the storage of these stocks, he said. Singh has urged the Centre to direct the FCI to ensure movement of at least 10 lakh tonnes of wheat per month from Haryana.

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