Tonnes of ration grains damaged: Food commission, Vigilance register case in Kollam

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Ration godown in Thrikkannamangal

Kottarakkara: Kerala State Food Commission registered a case over the incident in which nearly 50 tonnes of food grains were spoiled in the godown of ration stores in Thrikkannamangal.

Statements were collected from the district supply officer, Taluk supply officer and the depot manager here. Sabitha Beegum, a member of the commission, informed that a report will be submitted to the state government within two weeks following a detailed probe. Vigilance has also registered a case in the incident.

The food grains were spoiled when water rushed into the godown due to the heavy rains on November 8 night. Though water has been leaking in the godown for a long time, the authorities refrained from securing the food grains stored in it.

The officials claimed that the unprecedented flood emerged due to the torrential rain had ruined the grains. However, it has been alleged that the godown was established in an unsafe location without abiding to any guidelines.

Food grains worth approximately Rs 20 crore have been estimated to be destroyed. BJP and Congress had led protests here seeking action against the responsible officials.

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