Food Minister Rekha Arya inaugurated first MSU in India
Dehradun: The country’s first 500 metric ton capacity Mobile Storage Unit (MSU) was inaugurated by State Food Supplies Minister Rekha Arya in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Organized jointly by the Department of Food and World Food Program (WFP), Chief Guest Arya expressed happiness over the hill state becoming the first state in the country to optimize its TPDS supply chain in collaboration with WFP. .
She said that this 500 MT capacity mobile storage unit for storage of food grains at Haridwar enabled the State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department to provide uninterrupted supply of food grains during the recent Kumbh Mela.
Food Minister said that various agreements were signed between the Food Department and the World Food Program in the month of February 2020. These include optimizing the delivery of the entire TPDS network to reduce transportation costs, using mobile storage units to reduce storage losses, using a mobile app for data collection, and many more.
She said that under this, a mobile storage unit has been set up by WAP at Jwalapur godown in Haridwar district. Also one is to be set up in Ramnagar of Nainital, whose work is in progress.
Rekha Arya said that apart from this, WAP has made available a mobile app to the Food Department, from which the Geo coordinates of 196 godowns and about 9100 shops of the department have been taken.
She said that in the same way, Green ATM has been set up by WAP and Food Department at Dharampur in Dehradun district.
She said that GPS tracking app has been made available in the state for door step delivery, which is currently running successfully at 15 godowns. Along with this, banner posters have also been made available for the promotion of PMGKY.