Adani Agri Logistics Dispatched 30,000 MT Grains for PMGKAY
News Desk, News Nation360: Soon after the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government Of India introduced a major welfare scheme named Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY), wherein it decided to distribute 5 Kg Food Grains free of cost to all the National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries for the next 3 months besides other regular welfare schemes. Adani Agri Logistics Limited (AALL), a part of the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones Ltd. facilitated the dispatch of 30,000 MT food grains, during the lockdown. This is equivalent to feeding over 60 lakh citizens across different states in India like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Bengal, etc. Seven trains owned and operated by the company for transportation of food grains from production centres in northern India to consumption centres played a critical role in facilitating this. Further, in close coordination with the government of Madhya Pradesh, AALL has also started the wheat procurement process of Rabi Crop with adequate safety and precautionary measures in its MP Units with effect from April 15, 2020. Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer, APSEZ, told what AALL achieved during the difficult lockdown goes beyond business goals and benchmarks of efficiency. It touched him because it was driven with commitment and compassion to serve the nation. It is not just ensured that critical food supplies are accessible to the needy but made it incredibly convenient for farmers who have stood by India during this grave humanitarian crisis. More than 25,000 farmers connected to the AALL grain silo network save Rs. 130 per tonne spent otherwise as handling and cleaning charges. Most importantly, the seamless process saves them 2 to 3 man-days which easily get consumed in selling their supplies at traditional Mandis. The Food Corporation of India’s strategic reserves of food grain stocks has helped in this testing time. AALL’s role has been equally critical during lockdown wherein AALL depots continued rake movement to fulfil FCI’s orders from silos in the producing states of Punjab & Haryana to the field depots silos situated in the consuming states.
Report : Anustup Kundu