Tarn Taran: Getting rotten wheat, complain residents of Palasaur village

Tarn Taran: Getting rotten wheat, complain residents of Palasaur village

Residents of Palasaur village here, beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, on Wednesday resented the delivery of rotten and unconsumable wheat to them by the Food and Civil Supply Department. - File photo

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Tarn Taran, October 13

Residents of Palasaur village here, beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, on Wednesday resented the delivery of rotten and unconsumable wheat to them by the Food and Civil Supply Department. The wheat was given to the depot holders on Monday and most of the stock had been distributed among the beneficiaries till date.

Village resident Gurpreet Singh and his wife Mandeep Kaur said the wheat given to them was rotten and dust was mixed in it. The couple said a foul smell was emanating from it, besides looking discoloured. Gurpreet said when they served the wheat to their animal even it too did not eat it.

Tarlochan Singh, owner of the house where the stock is stored, said many residents had visited the house since they were delivered the wheat and they were complaining of the poor quality of the wheat supplied to them.

Gurbhej Singh, former sarpanch of the village, said, “Water is sprinkled on wheat bags to make these heavy, that’s why the foul smell was emanating from it. The former sarpanch demanded a high-level inquiry into the matter.”

When contacted, District Food and Supplies Controller (DFSC) Sukhjinder Singh said, “Sometimes some of the rotten gunny bags are loaded mistakenly by labourers on to trucks.” He said the rotten wheat could be returned to the department and the new stock taken.

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