FCI bid to reduce moisture limit in wheat grain unfair: Kumari Selja

FCI bid to reduce moisture limit in wheat grain unfair: Kumari Selja

Kumari Selja. File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 12

Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kumari Selja has opposed the draft proposed by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) under which 12% moisture content limit has been recommended in wheat grain against the present 14%.

Similarly, the limit of dry and broken wheat has been reduced from 6 to 4%.

Selja said in the case of paddy, the moisture content had been reduced from 17 to16% and the lower limit for damaged and discoloured paddy had been reduced from 5 to 3%. In the case of rice, the broken percentage had been reduced from 25 to 20% and the moisture content from 15 to 14%. “This proposal is completely against the farmers of the country and is part of a deeper conspiracy to abolish the MSP,” said Selja. —

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