PAMPORE: Truck drivers ferrying supplies to Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against the Corporation at Food store Lethpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Eyewitness told Kashmir Reader that dozens of truckers from J&K and Punjab reached FCI store Lethpora and staged a protest against the FCI officials for not unloading their load from trucks from last 15 days.
The truckers raised slogans against the FCI officials. There are over dozens trucks loaded with rice and sugar parked outside Food Corporation of India Store in Lethpora from last 15 days. The drivers who staged a protest in the FCI premises alleged that only few trucks are being unloaded.
“it seems the officials have been allowing trucks which belong to blue eyed persons to unload and rest have been kept in abeyance due to unknown reasons,” said one of the drivers.
Manager FCI Prabu Dayal told Kashmir Reader that they do not have the facility to accommodate material of trucks.
“Generally five to seven loaded trucks come to the FCI godown but ten days back near about 56 trucks arrived on a single day which were impossible to accommodate,” he said, adding that they would try to empty the space.
He said that he has formulated a list of trucks according to their arrival and it is being followed in letter and spirit.