Jaipur: Rajasthan governor Margret Alva has sought a report from Food Corporation of India (FCI) on complaints of bad small emanating from wheat transported in Jaipur by the procurement agency.
The poor quality wheat was procured from Punjab and was transported to Jaipur which arrived at Kanakpura railway station near Jaipur.

"Today, we asked the FCI authorities here for a report as directed by the Governor yesterday. Though it is an internal matter of FCI and the state government has no role in its functioning, there were complaints that bad smell was emanating from the food grain", Tapesh Panwar, Principal Secretary, Food department Rajasthan, told reporters.

When the wheat was offloaded at the Kanakpura railway station on Sunday, a food inspector informed the District Supply Officer about the poor quality of the foodgrain following which the District Supply Officer (DSO) issued letter to the FCI.

"It was brought to my knowledge that the quality of food was poor and it smelled bad, then I wrote a letter to the FCI on Monday asking them to ensure that the wheat, to be supplied to the food department of Rajasthan must to be of good quality," DSO Pratibha Singh said.

No FCI official was available for comments.


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