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121 thousand metric tonnes rice in stock

05 May 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The Food Management and Trading Company Limited and the private sectors together have 121 thousand metric tonnes of rice in stock.

As per data about the food stock provided by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, a total of 121 thousand six metric tonnes of the rice grain is in stock. This includes the 8,436 metric tonnes with the Company and the rest with the private sector industries.

An associate spokesperson at the Ministry, Urmila KC, said the Company has three thousand 566 metric tonnes rice, 610 quintals buckwheat, and 534 quintals beans in stock in 23 districts in the remote areas.

Similarly, the big rice mills and farmers in various places of the country have 61,054 metric tonnes paddy in stock.

The Ministry’s associate spokesperson claimed that there was no shortage of rice since there is enough rice in stock in the country. The data showed that the private sector traders have 16,081 metric tonnes lentils, pea, and gram in stock.

Similarly, 486 metric tonnes of palm oil, 1919 metric tonnes Palmolive, 846 metric tonnes sunflower oil and 1,616 metric tonnes soybean oil was in stock with private sector oil industries. Six thousand 346 metric tonnes are said to be in the process of import. Seventy thousand 866 metric tonnes of oil is said to be in stock at Kolkata.

Meanwhile, the Company and Salt Trading Corporation Limited have sold 30,826.36 metric tonnes of rice in 29 remote districts during the lockdown.

The Corporation has sold and distributes 65,653 kilograms salt, 45 thousand 611 liters cooking oil, 526 thousand 285 kilograms rice, 93 thousand 230 kilograms lentils, and 63 thousand 640 kilograms flattened rice.

Likewise, it distributed 875 thousand 558 kilograms foodstuff, 17 thousand 400 kilograms sugar, seven sacks wheat flour, 63 thousand 82 soap bars, 100 kilograms tea, 550 kilograms masyura as relief assistance to the needy people.

Publish Date : 05 May 2020 18:50 PM

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