Assam govt to talk with FCI, railways on food supply

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that he would hold talks with the chairman of the food corporation of India (FCI) and officials of the railway board to ensure availability of the essential commodities in the state.

An official release said that the chief minister held a meeting on January 25 with the chief secretary and officials of the Food and Civil Supplies Department, FCI, Railways, Oil India and other concerned departments to assess availability of the essential items in the state.

Currently, one of the key issues in the state is availability of sugar. The CM asked the officials of the FCI and railways to take required steps to ensure availability of sugar.

Shortage of rakes for transporting essentials to the state was also raised at the meeting and it was decided that the state government would inform the Centre about the problems faced by Assam.

The issue of availability of kerosene and LPG was also discussed, a press release issued after the meeting said.