The Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) has denied that edible food grains were destroyed or burnt at the FCI depot at Mulankunnathukavu in Thrissur.
Only 1.59 metric tonnes of grains, classified as damaged, had been dumped after the State Government too failed to accept them free of cost to be used as manure, the Supplyco general manager said in a statement.
According to the Supplyco, 43 bags weighing 1.59 tonnes of food grains were categorised as damaged and therefore declared unfit for human consumption and dumped at the FCI depot. These stocks were originally received in a wet condition.
Tenders were invited for their sale as damaged food grain, but no response had come.
Though they were offered to the State Government free of cost to be used as manure, the government had not lifted the stocks. ‘’The same was dumped, following the guidelines in vogue,’’ a Supplyco statement said.