A delegation of Biju Janata Dal Members of Parliament from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha met the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution regarding two critical issues through video-conferencing.
Led by BJD Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha Pinaki Misra, the delegation discussed with the Union Minister Piyush Goyal about the pending subsidy claims of Rs. 6039 crores payable to Odisha by the Centre.
The Union Minister assured that the pending subsidy claims would be transferred at the earliest and advised the senior officials present in the meeting to take early steps in this regard.
The BJD MP delegation also apprised the Minister about the recent letter by the FCI limiting the delivery of parboiled rice from Odisha and stopping it entirely for the Rabi season.
The BJD MP delegation comprised of Pinaki Misra, Chandrasekhar Sahu, N. Bhaskar Rao, Sarmistha Sethi, Anubhav Mohanty and Dr. Sasmit Patra.