Five people, including the manager of a silo bag storage company in Madhya Pradesh‘s Satna, have been booked for allegedly mixing sand and other dust particles in wheat procured by the government. According to reports, sand was also found in government-procured paddy sacks in the same district earlier.
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According to NDTV, a multi-dimensional team probed the matter and found sand and other dust particles were mixed with the wheat to increase the weight before it was dispatched from the silo for distribution.
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Nearly 7 lakh quintal wheat has been procured by the government from farmers in last two years in the silo, of which over 3 lakh quintal has already been dispatched for distribution under the Public Distribution System (PDS) in various parts of MP, Bihar and Jharkhand.