Ludhiana, May 17: Organisational apathy from Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation and lack of storage space has resulted in the loss of more two hundred thousands of sacks of wheat grains here, and the authorities are now planning to sell the rotting grains to breweries as buyers in the market have refused to buy the rotten wheat.
“More than two hundred thousands sacks of wheat have come here and rest of the sacks are placed in godowns and we are expecting 75000 sacks more,” said Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation, Prabhjot Singh.
Singh further said that the rotten wheat grains would soon go under the hammer.
“Here you can see 50,000 sacks are placed, which is totally rotten and seniors are talking over the issue,” said Singh.
According to the Agriculture Ministry estimates, the country registered a record 252.6 million tones of food grain production in 2011-12.espite record production, the cost of flour has been steadily rising due to improper storage, resulting in mass rotting of foodgrains. (ANI)