FCI storing liquor cartons in FCI godown

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Hanuman Beniwaln (BJP) alleged that an FCI godown in the Gandhinagar locality had reportedly kept huge liquor consignments under tin sheds, whereas wheat bags were rotting in the open last year.

He said stray cattle were eating the bags making the foodgrains unfit for human consumption and alleged that the state government was ignoring the matter by not ensuring any action.

Due to shortage of space, the foodgrains specially wheat bags, were lying unattended at Kanakpura and Gandhinagar depots, he alleged. Speaker Dipender Singh Shekhawat, however, expunged certain remarks by him against Food and Civil Supply Minister Babulal Nagar.

Meanwhile, the FCI has asked the Rajasthan Breweries to shift within 10 days its liquor consignments from its warehouses here, an official said. FCI had reportedly leased some of its warehousing space to the state-owned liquor company a couple of years ago, he said.

FCI godowns are at present facing space crunch because of which about 40,000 tonnes of surplus foodgrains were lying in the open, the official said, adding over 1,000 tonnes of wheat stored at the Gandhi Nagar warehouse are lying in the open.

Scores of trucks loaded with fresh arrival of wheat were seen stranded on the Tonk road with the police directing them to leave the city road or face challans.

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