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NFC supplies food in crisis-ridden areas in Jajarkot

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NFC supplies food in crisis-ridden areas in Jajarkot
NFC supplies food in crisis-ridden areas in Jajarkot

Jajarkot, 22 September 2015:  The Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) has supplied foodstuffs in 12 VDCs of Jajarkot district that were reeling under food crisis. Chief of NFC Jajarkot Dharma Bahadur Basnet said that the rice was supplied to Chaukha and Ghat depots on Sunday.

NFC supplies food in crisis-ridden areas in Jajarkot
NFC supplies food in crisis-ridden areas in Jajarkot

Basnet said that 45 quintal of rice has been sent to Chaukha Depot of Ragda and 40 quintal plus to Ghat Depot.
The locals of the VDCs were having food crisis for the past six months as the new crops were not ready for harvesting while the stocks were completed. The foodstuffs were supplied from horses and mules. Earlier, the District Food Security Committee had asked the NFC Central Office to send food in the district by increasing the transportation costs. However, the district office of the NFC supplied the rice in the rural areas in the previous transportation rate as the central office did not respond.

As high as 30,000 locals of Ragda, Bhagawati, Nayakbada, Rokayagaun, Ramidanda, Sakla, Khagenkot and Laha VDC would benefit after the supply of rice. The farmers in the districts have said that production of maize and paddy is likely to drop sharply this year due to diseases. Likewise, vegetables, paddy and maize plants have started to dry up lately due to lack of rainfall for a month.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source RSS

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