Now don’t eat lentils and bread, eat lentils and rice

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Due to the shortage of wheat, the central government reduced the allocation of wheat and increased rice in the state.


Bhopal . The poor will now have to eat dal rice instead of dal roti because seeing the shortage of wheat, the central government has reduced the allocation of wheat and increased the allocation of rice in the state. The center’s FIFO rule and transportation problem remain in the distribution of the allocation of 2.90 lakh tonnes given to the state in November. Due to this, the allotted wheat of November could not be found in many districts of the state. Wheat ran out at godowns and ration shops in many districts of the state. There is 92.50 lakh tonnes of wheat stock in the state, which is controlled by the Food Corporation of India (FCI). Wheat is allocated to all the states across the country on the basis of availability and demand by the Centre. There is sufficient wheat in the state but the Center has to provide wheat to many states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat. In order to maintain the arrangement in future also, the Center increased the allocation of rice by reducing the allocation of wheat in the state.

Now this is the condition of wheat in Mandsaur Ratlam Neemuch district
Manager of Mandsaur Supply Corporation, KC Upadhyay told that 1905 tonnes of wheat procured for 20-21, 11543 tonnes of 2021-22 and 8363 metric tonnes of wheat procured for 22-23 are kept in Mandsaur which is under FCI. About 6208 tonnes of wheat is distributed every month in the district. For Mandsaur also 5200 tonnes of wheat has to come from Sehore. Right now 20 thousand 373 metric tonnes of wheat is kept in Ratlam but it belongs to FCI. 6 racks of wheat are to come from Sehore. Every month 5100 tonnes of wheat is distributed in Ratlam. Wheat has run out in Neemuch, there is no wheat in the godowns. Wheat is to come from Sehore but it is getting delayed due to the problem of rack and transportation. Nowadays, some wheat will come by the road. An average of 3407 tonnes of wheat is used in Neemuch every month.

Demand to relax FIFO rule
Officials of Food and Civil Supplies Department say that about 92 lakh tonnes of wheat is kept in the state but it is under FCI. They have to be sent to other states as well. The problem in the districts of the state is coming due to reduction in the allocation of wheat by the central government and non-availability of transportation. Earlier the state used to get 3.98 lakh tonnes of wheat, now the Center is getting only 1.78 lakh tonnes. The allocation of rice has been increased. The Center has imposed the FIFO rule. Under this, the old wheat which is kept in 10 districts has to be sent to all the districts. Racks and trucks are also not available due to the problem of fertilizers. That’s why it’s getting delayed. FCI has been demanded to relax the FIFO rule so that the district which has wheat can use it.