Food Min directs officials to start doorstep ration delivery scheme
New Delhi: After he detected diversion of food grains during a midnight raid in the Mundka area here, Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain Friday directed officials to take steps to implement the government's doorstep ration delivery scheme. Hussain had found local people allegedly being beaten up by ration mafia who were diverting 15 quintals of food grains from a FCI godown in the area Thursday night. The minister had received a tip-off about the illegal diversion of huge quantity of ration to a flour mill from the godown in outer Delhi, an official statement said. Hussain directed the commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies, to immediately rush an Enforcement Team and a QRT so that the vehicles carrying the ration do not escape, it said. A truck that was being used to carry the food grains was impounded and police has launched a probe in the matter, the statement said. "During the preliminary enquiry, it was found that 24 bags of wheat weighing
12 quintals and six bags of rice weighing 3 quintals, a total of 15 quintals of food grains, bearing the stamp
and logo of the FCI, were
being clandestinely diverted to a flour mill," it said.