KATHMANDU, Aug. 23: Jumla has faced severe food crisis as the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) failed to transport the food grains in the district in time.
The NFC called an emergency meeting and urged the contractors to reach the rice to Jumla within 15 days of receiving it as it got moral pressure to do so after some media disseminated the news about the food crisis in Jumla last week.
The Corporation, however, blamed the contractors for failing to supply the rice in time.
Acting Deputy General Manager of NFC, Indra Prasad Sitaula, issued a press statement and said though the government claimed that it had urged to send additional food supply from Nepalgunj and Surkhet, the local people in the district and surrounding areas have been always compelled to return empty handed of late.
The food crisis would be increased this year as the government did not provide transport grant in time, said NFC General Manager, Hari Narayan Shah.
The government had provided Rs. 370 million as for the transport grant adding the food could not be supplied in time due to delay on releasing the amount of money allocated to this effect.