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  • FCI transporting about 3 Million Tonnes of food grains during lockdown period

    Published on April 14, 2020

    Food Corporation of India (FCI) has achieved a rare distinction of transporting more than one thousand train rakes carrying about three Million Tonnes of food grains during the lockdown period. It has also been able to unload about 2.7 Million tonnes in various states during the same period.

    Consumer Affairs Ministry said that on an average FCI is loading and unloading about three Lakh Tonnes every day since the start of lockdown, which is almost double its normal average. It said, FCI has already delivered about 5.9 million tonnes of Food Grains to the state governments since nationwide lock down under various schemes.

    FCI is ensuring that stocks are made available to NGOs and Welfare Organizations for undertaking relief operations for people facing food shortages due to Covid 19 pandemic at subsidized rates.