In a memorandum submitted to Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution KV Thomas at Guwahati on Monday, the Minister sought funds from the Centre for meeting the expenses of the state food commission, district grievances redressal officers and their staff, besides seeking special allocation of SK oil(kerosene) especially to Tawang, West Kameng, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Anjaw districts.
     
"Due to a blanket ban on felling of trees, the people in the high-altitude districts are forced to rely on SK oil for heating," the Minister said.
    
He also requested the Centre to either set up a sugar stockist at the regional level to enable the state to procure sugar for distribution under the NFSA, or enhance the sugar subsidy.
    
Mosang discussed the problems faced by the state during a meeting of Food ministers and secretaries of NE states, including Sikkim on ‘Implementing National Food Security Act (NFSA) and augmenting storage capacity’ chaired by the Union Minister in Guwahati on Monday.

(Agencies)

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