Suggesting a five-point reform agenda for the Meals Company of India, Union Meals Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday stated that the FCI’s public notion must be modified from “being inefficient & corrupt to dynamic, inclusive & sincere.”
Goyal made these remarks on the event of the 58th Basis Day of the FCI. In response to an official assertion, Goyal gave “5 Sutras” to enhance FCI’s progress.
“1. Change the general public notion of FCI from being inefficient & corrupt to dynamic, inclusive & sincere. 2. Deal with integrating end-to-end tech options proper from procurement to supply to attain operational effectivity & leakage free, distribution — cut back PDS response time, beneficiary monitoring and so forth. 3. Set up a grievance redressal mechanism to react quickly to farmer/Farmer Producer Organisation in misery. Reaching out to farmers by “Jan Jagrukta” programmes at grass-root stage to unfold consciousness. 4. Plan for contemporary infrastructure & logistics. Improve warehouses to worldwide requirements. Enhance storage capability for the rising want – Energy backup, CCTV, sturdy community facility. 5. International greatest practices to make India a ‘Meals hub’,” the assertion stated quoting Goyal.
Goyal additionally emphasised on the necessity for enchancment in India’s rank on the International Starvation Index.
Goyal stated that meals safety is just not sufficient and the main focus ought to be on “Dietary Safety”.
Highlighting the journey of the FCI, Goyal stated that immediately, the FCI procures practically 1,300 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of wheat & paddy yearly in opposition to practically 13 LMT procured throughout 1965. He stated that the distribution throughout the nation has additionally elevated from about 18 LMT in 1965 to just about 600 LMT. Even the storage capability from 6 LMT in 1965 has elevated to over 800 LMT now, he added.
On this event, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Meals, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, MoS, Meals, Sudhanshu Pandey, secretary (Meals) and Atish Chandra, CMD, FCI had been additionally current.