Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin has assured that his government would urge the
union Railways, Consumer Affairs and the Food and Public
Distribution ministries to have food items dispatched on
priority from Rangia railway main transit centre in Assam to
Gamlin gave the assurance yesterday evening when the
five-member state level Food Corporation of India (FCI)
consultative committee, comprising Anok Wangsa, Nabam Jollow,
Tacho Kabak, Nima Sange and Karto Kaye called on the former to
apprise him of hitches in the PDS that they learned about
during their recent inspection tour of FCI godowns in East
Siang and Upper Siang districts besides Dhemaji and North
Lakhimpur in Assam.
They said the Rangia Railways authority has not
released 42 and 84 metre gauge railways food wagons to the FCI
godown in Arunachal, and also informed that PDS items under
various schemes are not reaching the targeted beneficiaries
and consumers of Arunachal in spite of regular and timely
disbursement from the FCI.
The members also urged Gamlin to direct deputy
commissioners to establish PDS godowns in the districts,
citing the example of Upper Siang where PDS items do not reach
on time because of lack of a godown in the district.
The CM said he would also take steps for early
demarcation of land in Aalo, Koloriang, Anjaw and Yingkiong
for the construction of FCI godowns.