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Mizoram to procure 30,000 quintal rice

By The Assam Tribune
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AIZAWL, Oct 23 � The Mizoram government has decided to procure over 30,000 quintals of rice through a contractor to ensure that no one in the State goes without food due to �mega block� by railways.

The �mega block� was caused by construction of broad gauge railway tracks at the Lumding-Badarpur section in Assam from October 1.

�Contractor Lalrindika of Zarkawt in Aizawl has informed that he would begin to procure the rice from next week from sources other than the Food Corporation of India (FCI),� State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs secretary C Lalvena told PTI.

He said that the contractor agreed to supply rice at the rate of Rs 25.25 to the State government at Zuangtui FCI warehouse in Aizawl.

�The contractor said that he would be able to procure rice from Myanmar and other places,� he said.

The FCI also floated a global tender for supply of rice from Myanmar through the Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India Limited, Lalvena said.

As of now, the stock position of rice in the State was comfortable and would last for three months, he said. � PTI

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Mizoram to procure 30,000 quintal rice

AIZAWL, Oct 23 � The Mizoram government has decided to procure over 30,000 quintals of rice through a contractor to ensure that no one in the State goes without food due to �mega block� by railways.

The �mega block� was caused by construction of broad gauge railway tracks at the Lumding-Badarpur section in Assam from October 1.

�Contractor Lalrindika of Zarkawt in Aizawl has informed that he would begin to procure the rice from next week from sources other than the Food Corporation of India (FCI),� State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs secretary C Lalvena told PTI.

He said that the contractor agreed to supply rice at the rate of Rs 25.25 to the State government at Zuangtui FCI warehouse in Aizawl.

�The contractor said that he would be able to procure rice from Myanmar and other places,� he said.

The FCI also floated a global tender for supply of rice from Myanmar through the Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India Limited, Lalvena said.

As of now, the stock position of rice in the State was comfortable and would last for three months, he said. � PTI