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India mulls splitting procurement storage of foodgrains

08/29/2014 - India, Aug. 29 -- In a bid to bolster the management of foodgrains India government is planning to treat the procurement and storage of foodgrains as separate responsibilities This is an important step as the government recently announced its plans to revamp the Food Corporation of India (FCI) which handled the three responsibilities of procurement storage and distribution of foodgrains and received rap for poor management.Raosaheb Danve Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution said: "The first thing we will do is separate responsibility of procurement and storage of foodgrains. The second major step would be storage of food grains in silos." He added that special godowns including cylindrical and cap godowns would be put to use. The Minister also said states should shoulder the responsibility of distribution and curb black marketing .
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