New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has appealed the government to issue emergency ration cards to feed the poor who are suffering from lack of provisions including migrants and poor who are not getting rations through PDS.
Gandhi said that it is “inhuman” that grains are rotting and people remain with empty stomachs.
Gandhi tweeted “We appeal to the government that in this difficult times issue emergency ration cards, this should be for those people who are suffering due to lockdown and don’t have food grains ,lakhs of citizens are not able to take ration from PDS ,the foodgrains is rotting in go down and people,are hungry ,inhuman.”
As per estimates India has more than the one year’s reserve of food grains .As per reports the government currently has 58.49 milion metric tones of good grain with rice is about 30.97 and wheat 27.53 million metric ton. The stock is much higher than the required limit as on April 1 said reports.
The Congress has earlier demanded 10 kg ration per person in the family to be provided till September, 2020 for those who are covered in the National Food Security Act and people with or without ration cards.