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State government worries on shortage of food grains

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Imphal,  Jan 12: UNC’s prolonged economic blockade in both National High ways connecting the mainland has given serious blow to the state government. As per official report, the UNC’’s economic blockade has entered 75 days and the transportation of food grains and petroleum products has been disturbed by UNC supporters in the last 77 days if counted the 2 days shut down in the highways.
In a letter written to the Chairman and Managing director of FCI, Chief Secretary of Manipur has stated that following the blockade on National Highways, transportation of food grains and petroleum products has become erratic and FCI stocks in the godown are heavily depleted and expressed apprehension of additional burden of food scarcity in the state if the monthly supplies of food grains and petroleum product from outside the state may stopped due to the failure of transportation.
Right at the moment movement of trucks along the highways are being done under heavy security force and transporters are reported to be reluctant in ferrying goods due to the risk factor.
The state government knowing the consequences if the truckers failed to ferry goods, had requested the FCI Chairman to instruct the FCI authority here in Imphal to induct 80 trucks in every convoy between Imphal to Jiribam for transportation of food grains in the state.

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