Chhattisgarh: Rice Left To Rot Due To Negligence Of Local Admin, Investigation Launched

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Close to 16,000 bags of rice which were kept for distribution under Public Distribution Scheme were left to rot at a warehouse in Chhattisgarh due to negligence

Written By Pritesh Kamath | Mumbai | Updated On:
Chhattisgarh

Close to 16,000 sacks of rice which were stored at a warehouse in Balrampur district for distribution under the Public Distribution System (PDS) were left to rot due to negligence of the district administration. The market value of the rice is reportedly said to be close to Rs 3 crore. A team of Civil Supplies Department has been sent from the state capital Raipur to probe the matter which has occurred at a warehouse in the Premnagar area of Wadraf Nagar.

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Investigation underway

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Baleswar Ram has said that an investigation was underway, however, he did not comment on the quantum of punishment to be meted out to the accused.

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"The case of rice rotting in our warehouse is being investigated. The investigation is underway and the final statement will be given only after the process is completed," Baleswar Ram told reporters on Thursday.

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