The Barak Valley districts of Assam – Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar – are prone to face extreme meals scarcity within the coming days.
The meals company of India (FCI) has a inventory of solely 15 days of meals grains left for the three Barak Valley districts of Assam – Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar – in godowns below its Silchar-based divisional workplace.
This was knowledgeable by the Guwahati-based regional workplace of the FCI to the NF Railway authorities in a letter on Tuesday (Could 17), which has been accessed by Northeast Now.
“…FCI has hardly 15-20 days shares within the godowns below our divisional workplace, Silchar, for above income districts (Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar) of Assam,” the FCI knowledgeable NF Railway authorities within the letter.
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Notably, “two FCI meals grain rakes on option to Salchapra rail head (in Cachar district of Assam) have caught up as a result of main landslides at Haflong and different places” creating state of affairs for a attainable meals scarcity within the Barak valley districts of Assam.
With the FCI meals grains rakes left stranded as a result of landslides and a attainable meals disaster looming massive over the three Barak Valley districts of Assam – Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar – the FCI has “requested that please high precedence could also be given for restoring the rail route in direction of Salchapra in order that uninterrupted provide of meals grain to most people of above space could also be ensured by FCI with none downside”.
The FCI has additionally requested the NF Railway to apprise it concerning the tentative time for restoring the rail route (in direction of Salchapra) in order alternate transport choices could be explored by the FCI.
The rail route in direction of Salchapra, reportedly, is prone to take a minimal of 1 month for restoration.
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In the meantime, the NF Railway is mulling to divert all rakes carrying FCI meals grains, that are but to enter the jurisdiction of the NF Railway, to different railway zone.
This got here to mild after Northeast Now accessed an inner communication, dated Could 17, of the NF Railway.
It states: “FCI rakes that are but to enter NFR zone, could also be favourably diverted to another railway until practice working is restored in LMG-BPB (Lumding-Badarpur) hill part.”
Notably, two of the rakes have been sure for Salchapra railway station in Cachar district of Assam.
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In the meantime, the FCI has additionally determined to divert three meals grain rakes below NF Railway, to “needy locations in Assam/Nagaland area”.
This was acknowledged in one other letter shot off from the Guwahati-based zonal workplace (NE) of the FCI to the company’s headquarters in New Delhi.
“…three (3) rakes that are inside NF Railway below NE zone shall be diverted/intercepted at needy locations below Assam/Nagaland area,” the letter learn.
The three meals grain rakes, which have been allowed to divert/intercept by the FCI have been initially destined in direction of Mirza (Kamrup Rural), Jatinga Lumpur (Dima Hasao) and Lamsakhang (Nagaon) railway stations.