42 quintal of grains drained off in drought-hit Jharkhand

About 42 quintal of wheat has rotted away in drought-hit Jharkhand`s Garhwa district, officials said on Saturday.

Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 22:29 PM IST

Garhwa (Jharkhand): About 42 quintal of
wheat has rotted away in drought-hit Jharkhand`s Garhwa
district, officials said on Saturday.

"A probe was ordered to look into why the wheat was
allowed to rot after the police had seized the grains and kept
in the Bhandaria police station," Deputy Commissioner Praveen
Shankar said.
The grains had to be thrown away on Thursday after
they perished, he added.

Garhwa is one of the worst drought-hit districts of
Jharkhand.

The entire state was declared drought-hit during the
President`s rule in July.
The Arjun Munda government has already announced to
give 35 kg grains at Re 1 for BPL families and 20 kg grains to
11.45 lakh non-BPL families per month.

PTI