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Delta Dists to Get 100 Drying Beds

These measures were announced by Food and Consumer Protection Minister R Kamaraj in the Assembly during the ongoing Budget Session, as part of the outlook for his department in 2014-15.

Published: 19th July 2014 07:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2014 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The State government on Friday announced a number of measures aimed at adding incremental improvement to the preservation of food products and agricultural produce, in a bid to bring greater flexibility for farmers from market vagaries.

These measures were announced by Food and Consumer Protection Minister R Kamaraj in the Assembly during the ongoing Budget Session, as part of the outlook for his department in 2014-15.

Among the measures announced by Kamaraj were the setting up of 100 drying beds in Cauvery Delta Districts for the processing of moist grains, upragradation of the infrastructure and amenities at warehouses of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC), a vehicle tracking system using GPS transceivers in the border districts aimed at preventing smuggling of PDS products to neighbouring states, and a new buildings to house the headquarters of the TNCSC. 

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