MYSORE: The Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) that sent more than 10 tonnes of ready-to-eat food to the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, has nine tonnes of the food to meet any emergency.
DFRL scientists and staff who worked 24x7 to meet the emergency, has stocked food following directions of the government.
The DFRL scientists have prepared upma, palav, chapatis, tomato curry and other dishes.
DFRL director Harsh Vardhan Batra said they had approached the Union Government authorities four days before the landing of cyclone Hudhud to dump the food in advance to meet demand of the people in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Batra said it was not a problem to dump the food as the DRDO has Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) in Visakhapatnam.
The Central authorities said they would get back to DFRL in case of emergency or if they need, he added.
Batra said they are ready to move the food to the affected areas any time, if there is orders from DRDO to feed the cyclone affected people.
He said the affected people may not need ready-to-eat food once the water recedes and power restores.