Independent surveys’ reports have found that there is 100% diversion of wheat and 60% diversion of rice meant for PDS in the North Eastern States. The Ministry of Agriculture’s stress on increasing the storage capacity in the region to check the diversion is indeed a good intention. But it is going to yield no positive results unless the government studies the local situtation thoroughly and analyses the pros and cons of the proposed solution before making it final.
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