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Sub-standard Rice Distributed to Tribals in Thane, Claims Local Organisation

Labourers move a cart loaded with rice bags inside a food processing unit, which was reopened after weeks-long shutdown due to Covid-19. (File photo/Reuters)

Labourers move a cart loaded with rice bags inside a food processing unit, which was reopened after weeks-long shutdown due to Covid-19. (File photo/Reuters)

A group of activists also staged a protest at the Tribal Development Corporation Project office at Shahapur on Thursday and tried to feed biryani made from sub-standard rice to an official, it said.

Sub-standard rice was distributed under government schemes to members of tribal communities in Bhiwandi tehsil in Thane district, a local organization alleged on Thursday.

Residents of Chimbapada and some other villages received bug-infested rice from the Tribal Development Corporation, claimed Shramajivi Sanghatana, a local outfit.

A group of activists also staged a protest at the Tribal Development Corporation Project office at Shahapur on Thursday and tried to feed biryani made from sub-standard rice to an official, it said.


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