PORVORIM: Following reports of spoiled foodgrains distribution in the State, the Goa government on Monday replied there were no no substandard quality food grains identified in godown and/or supplies to fair price shops in the last 5 years.
Replying to question raised by Congress MLA Carlos Alvares Fereira and Goa Forward MLA Vijai Sardesai, Minister for Civil Supplies Ravi Naik said there were no such foodgrains found.
“No substandard quality food grains identified in godown and/or supplies to fair price shops in the last 5 years,”.
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Further asked to furnish the copies of all complaints and suggestions received related to substandard or rotten food in the last 2 years along with corresponding file notings, inspection reports, correspondence and action taken report, the minister replied there were no such complaints.
“No complaints and suggestion related to substandard or rotten food received by all Taluka in last 2 years,” he said in a written reply.
Naik, however, said the News Articles published in the local dailies on 10th May 2023, regarding supply of bad quality foodgrains infested with maggots, mites and fungus to the Fair Price Shop dealers in Mormugao, Salcete Taluka and there were complaints regarding the same in Sanguem Taluka.
“The infested foodgrains were found in Salcete and Mormugao Godowns as well as 12 FPS in Salcete, 1 FPS in Mormugao and 1 FPS in Sanguem Taluka. The Said infested foodgrains bags were taken back from FPS and also the infested stock present in Taluka Civil Supplies Godown of Salcete and Mormugao was then treated with Prophylactic (Spraying) and Curative (Fumigation) treatment,” he said.
He added that after carrying out Prophylactic (Spraying) and Curative (Fumigation) treatment the stock was issued to FPS.