More than 15 lakh kg of industrial explosives, enough to blow up five cities like Delhi, were stolen between 2010 and 2013 from carelessly guarded warehouses across the country and made their way into the hands of Maoist guerrillas, illegal miners and others.
Stock of foodgrains in government
godowns was "practically double" the buffer norms, Food
Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said, but maintained that
responsibility of distribution to poor lay with the states.
A day after the Supreme Court asked the government to deal with the problem of foodgrains rotting in warehouses, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday said the govt was in the process of setting up new storage facilities.