Aizawl : Food Corporation of India (FCI), at present has sufficient rice stock in Mizoram and there is nothing for public consumers to be panic, chairman of Statement Consultative Committee of Food Corporation of India, Mizoram Ronald Sapa Tlau said.
Speaking to reports after the meeting of State Consultative Committee on FCI at Aijal Club here on Tuesday.
Tlau, who is also the lone Rajya Sabha member from Mizoram said the present stock position in all respective depot is 11,301 metric tonnes (MT).
He said that the total storage capacity available with FCI is 25,490 MT.
“At present the FCI has stock position of 11,301 MT and 1,600 MT more rice is heading towards Mizoram,” he said.
Tlau said that efforts is on to have sufficient rice stock during rainy season so that public consumers don’t face inconvenience due to shortage of food grains.
Tlau said that Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & public distribution recently issued an order directing additional supply of rice of about 7,000 MT to Mizoram.
He however pointed out that there was problem in transporting food grains as Mizoram Truck Owners’ Association did not allowed outsiders to transport or ferry food grains to Mizoram.
“We have appealed to state supply department to find other trucks from other states to ferry food grains,” he said.
Tlau also said that massive effort is on to shift FCI Godown from Ramrikawn area.
“We appealed officials of FCI to accept the plot at Sairang Dinathar locality provided by state supply department to shift the godown there as a convenience place of railed could not be found as per desire of FCI”
Officials of FCI in charge of Northeast will inspect the spot accordingly which decision will be taken to shift Ramrikawn godown at the proposed new site, he added.