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31 Silos to Be Built in Punjab Soon: Raosaheb Patil Danve

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Raosaheb Patil Danve, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that so as to prevent the wastage of foodgrains in traditional storage system, Centre has decided to construct thirty one silos in Northern state of Punjab for proper scientific storage of foodgrains. The minister was at Sangrur to examine the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns and evaluate the public distribution system of foodgrains.

Danve said that the procedure for the identification of suitable sites has been started and very soon construction of new silos will begin. The minister added that silo structures follows a scientific process of storing grains where the stored grain is kept dry & aired in order to prevent fungal as well as insect attacks for a longer period of time as compared to traditional methods.

Danve also informed that soon the "one nation, one ration card' policy would be implemented in all states of India as twelve states have already been divided into clusters. He said under this scheme, the beneficiaries of the public distribution will get their share of rations in any state wherein they will be residing. The minister told that leaders of the labour, rice millers & some other unions have highlighted some issues that would also be addressed on priority.



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