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)
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.