New Delhi: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan urged the states to ensure an uninterrupted supply of the grains to the common people.
He said the states can take the stock of foodgrains from the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
Paswan also hailed the decision taken by the government to permit the states and union territories to take foodgrain on a three-month credit and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for giving approval to his proposal.
Paswan took to twitter to express his gratitude. He tweeted, “I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for extending support to the states and giving three-month credit for lifting foodgrains from the stocks of Food Corporation of India (FCI).”
In another tweet, he said, “Now, State governments should lift foodgrains of their parts from FCI on three-month credit and ensure uninterrupted supply of it.”
The Central government on Monday allowed states and Union Territories to lift grain from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) on a three-month credit. (IANS)