Himachal to augment foodgrain storage capacity

Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will augment its storage capacity of foodgrains by 42,000 tonnes, state Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.S. Bali said Thursday.

The central and state governments would jointly work to raise the additional storage capacity, Bali said in a statement here after his meeting with union Food Minister K.V. Thomas in Delhi Thursday.

Bali said it was also decided in principle that supply of rice to the state from central quota would be raised under public distribution system (PDS) in comparison to wheat.

He said the state would spend Rs.19.5 crore on PDS computerization.


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