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Arunachal facing food scarcity

By Spl correspondent

NEW DELHI, May 18 � After Manipur, it is now the turn of Arunachal Pradesh to complain about scarcity of food items, with the State Government complaining about irregular Public Distribution System (PDS) in the State.

A five-member delegation comprising State Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Tenga Byalling and Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjay rushed to Delhi to meet the Central leaders to lodge a complaint about the huge scarcity of food items in the State.

The delegation on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.

The delegation complained that since the last three months there had been little or no PDS supply to the State. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is lying inactive in the State. Key posts in FCI were lying vacant and there were no officials to handle the situation.

A spokesman of the delegation told newsmen that they were satisfied with the response from the Prime Minister, who assured to look into the problem. Pawar also extended similar assurances.

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Arunachal facing food scarcity

NEW DELHI, May 18 � After Manipur, it is now the turn of Arunachal Pradesh to complain about scarcity of food items, with the State Government complaining about irregular Public Distribution System (PDS) in the State.

A five-member delegation comprising State Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Tenga Byalling and Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjay rushed to Delhi to meet the Central leaders to lodge a complaint about the huge scarcity of food items in the State.

The delegation on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.

The delegation complained that since the last three months there had been little or no PDS supply to the State. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is lying inactive in the State. Key posts in FCI were lying vacant and there were no officials to handle the situation.

A spokesman of the delegation told newsmen that they were satisfied with the response from the Prime Minister, who assured to look into the problem. Pawar also extended similar assurances.