FMTCL Vows Adequate Supply of Foodstuffs in Remote Areas during Dashain   

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FMTCL Vows Adequate Supply of Foodstuffs in Remote Areas during Dashain   

September 25: The Food Management and Trading Company Limited (FMTCL) has said it is effortful to ensure adequate supply of food grains in the remote areas including Karnali Province during the festivals of Dashain and Tihar.    
The biggest festivals of Nepalis - Dashain, Tihar and Chhath- are just around the corner. They, together, last for about a month.    
Executive Director of FMTCL Mohan Prakash Chand said food grains would be supplied as per the quota determined on the basis of population density and need while remaining within the budget limit set by the government.    
He said there might have been incidences of crowding at some FMTCL depots as people are on a buying spree to take advantage of the discount offered on food items on the occasion of the festivals.    
"The company requests all the consumers to extend cooperation by buying only the required food grains and daily essentials and not for hoarding purpose," Chand said.    
Stating that arrangements have been made for providing discount during big festivals like Dashain, Tihar and Chhath, the FMTCL executive director said sales depots have been set up at various places with the objective of smooth supply of food grains and commodities in remote areas.    
FMTCL is selling and supplying quality food grains and commodities as rice, lentils, cooking oil, salt, sugar and beans, among others at discount from 45 outlets in 41 districts across the country.    

The state-owned company is effortful towards making the essentials and foodstuffs available to the consumers at concessional rate and in easy manner in several remote districts. It has informed that works have been started for transporting the food grains and essentials to the remote districts through tender process.    
Chand said that the supplies would be ferried by helicopter at several other places in remote districts where tenders for the supply of food grains have not been received.    
FMTCL has been supplying commodities at the people's doorstep in few urban areas like the Kathmandu Valley through online order citing high demand of supplies at the fair price shops the company is operating. -- RSS  

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