Badal urges food companies to donate food and water to flood victims
NEW DELHI: Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister Food Processing Industries on Sunday reviewed the situation of processed food articles and bottled water supplies being contributed by the processed food manufacturers for the flood affected people of Chennai.
In her appeal to the processed food manufacturers, Minister said that it is time to stand up and make exemplary contribution for the flood affected people of Chennai who have been patronizing food brands and products manufactured by the industry. She said I appeal that together with the Government of India and the State Government, the industry should also ensure that there is no shortage of milk, packaged food articles and bottled water for the people of Chennai.
Ministry of Food Processing Industries is coordinating with all food processing companies for supply of packaged milk, packaged food and bottled water. The current status of the supplies to Govt of Tamil Nadu at Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai by various companies :
(i) M/s Nestle India has supplied 10 MT of noodles and 5000 litres of tetra packed milk and 50000 pouches of coffee. Further additional quantity approximately 25 to 30 MT of noodles, about 8 MT Munch and Sunrise Biscuits 800 Kgs is also being supplied.
(ii) ITC has supplied 6 truckloads consisting of 3163 boxes of Biscuits.
(iii) M/s MTR has supplied about 14128 ready-to-eat food packets and another quantity of 35000 ready-to-eat food packets will be delivered by Monday.
(iv) M/s Britannia has supplied 3 truckload of 345 boxes of biscuits today and remaining 2 truckloads of food items. They have also been requested to supply additional quantity of milk produce and some bread.
(v) M/s Coca Cola India has supplied ready with 50000 one liter water bottles.
(vi) M/s Pepisco has supplied 12000 one liter water bottles and arranging transport to supply today.
(vii) M/s Parle is arranging to send 3 truckload of Parle Biscuits.
Minister conveyed her thanks to all the companies for their efforts in relief operations and also appealed them to generously contribute for the occasion.