FCI orders probe into shortage of 111 tonne wheat from PDS stocks.

The Pune district office of Food Corp of India has ordered a probe into shortage of 111 tonne of wheat stocks meant for supply through public distribution system. We are likely to have received 111 tonne less wheat from 3,500 tonne of wheat bought from the Patti region in Punjab, and the fault is probably from dispatching end. The Food Corp official in Pune has advised food storage depot in-charge of Ahmednagar and storage superintendent Maharashtra State Warehousing Corp, Ahmednagar, to freeze the stocks and update all records pertaining for investigation. A committee of three officers has been formed for conducting the physical verification of stocks. The wheat rake (1rake=60,000-70,000bags) was placed for unloading in Ahmednagar depot of the FCI in Maharashtra.