The state government that procured the rice from tribal farmers, says the responsibility to pick up the stock and process it lies with the central government. In this back and forth, rice worth several hundred crores rots away.
Foodgrain worth Rs. 250 cr rot in Maharashtra godown, state blames Centre
The Maharashtra government has shifted blame on Union Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for the wastage of over two tonnes of rice, meant for poor. The foodgrain has been rotting in open godown for over two years in Gadchiroli district.