Dasburma meets Union Food Minister, demands more rice for Odisha

New Delhi: Odisha Food Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma on Wednesday met Union Food and Civil Supply minister Ram Vilas Paswan and demanded more rice instead of wheat under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

After the meeting with Paswan, Dasburma told mediapersons the State government requested the Union minister to direct the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to lift the remaining rice from the State.

Besides, Dasburma urged the Union Food minister to increase the quota of rice provided to SC/ST hostels in Odisha.