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Possibility of utilising damaged grains considered
Attack on media person will be probed
ALAPPUZHA: The Food Corporation of India consultative committee will soon prepare a report on the storage conditions in FCI godowns across the State and submit it to the government, committee member Uzhavoor Vijayan has said.
Speaking to the media on Monday after inspecting an FCI godown here following reports that food grains stored here were decaying on a large scale, Mr. Vijayan said it had come to the notice of the committee that wheat stored in the godown was sprouting after remaining outside in the rain.
The capacity of the godown was 10,000 tonnes while the quantity kept here was 12,000 tonnes, leading to 2,000 tonnes of rice and other grains lying outside at the mercy of nature.
The committee had issued directions to examine the possibility of processing the damaged grains into cattle feed and auctioning the same.
At the same time, there was a major labour issue at the godown as well.
The godown, which had 121 employees earlier, had only 61 now. This would also be attended to.
Mr. Vijayan said the committee would organise inspections of all godowns in the State and submit a report to the government at the earliest to prevent such large-scale damage to precious grains.
He said that the recent attack on a media person who had tried to report the situation would be investigated.
Committee members Nedumonkavu Gopalakrishnan and Lali Vincent accompanied Mr. Vijayan.
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