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    Rahul Gandhi criticises the government for losing Rs 406 crore worth of stored grains

    Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, criticised the government on Wednesday over media reports that India lost Rs 406 crore worth of grains owing to damage during storage in state-run granaries in the previous three years, adding that "wasting food is equivalent to stealing from the poor."


    Rahul Gandhi criticises the government for losing Rs 406 crore worth of grains


    The former Congress chief shared a screen shot of a media report on Instagram account , claiming that data cited in a parliamentary standing committee report revealed that India lost Rs 406 crore worth of grains procured by the government due to damage during storage in state-run granaries in the last three years. He also used the hashtag "GOIwastes" in his post.



    The Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs, and Public Distribution stated in a report that the government should ensure that food grains do not become damaged or spoiled by implementing adequate scientific storage measures and assigning responsibility for the accrual of damaged food grains to officials and officers.

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