APSFC members review status of schemes

PASIGHAT, Oct 31: Members the Arunachal Pradesh State Food Commission (APSFC), Nanom Jamoh and Rillang Chege, reviewed the status of the schemes being implemented by various government departments in East Siang, Siang and Lower Siang districts, here in East Siang district on Wednesday.
During a meeting chaired by ADC (HQ) Taddo Borang, Jamoh highlighted the vital role of the government departments in ensuring effective and efficient implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, in the state.
Chege advocated “selecting the genuine beneficiaries, as per the guidelines,” and stressed on coordination in implementing the NFSA.
Borang stressed on monitoring the supply of food materials by the administrative officers in all blocks and subdivisions at regular intervals.
Earlier, DDSE J Yirang made a PowerPoint presentation on the implementation of the midday meal (MDM) scheme in 114 schools in the district, highlighting the introduction of centralized kitchens, training of cooks, and growing of kitchen gardens in the schools’ compounds.
The DDSEs of Siang and Lower Siang also highlighted the implementation of the MDM scheme in their districts.
The Lower Siang DFSCO apprised the members of the need for FCI godowns in Likabali and Gensi “to address the shortage issues and ensure smooth functioning of the supply department.” The Siang DFCSO highlighted the shortage of staff affecting service delivery.
Lower Siang ICDS DD (in-charge) Bahi Koyu made a PowerPoint presentation on the number of beneficiaries under various projects in Likabali, Gensi, Ramle-Banggo (Nari), Pangin and Riga, along with “the details and issues faced in the implementation of SNP food items.”
The CDPOs of Pasighat, Gensi and Nari, and officials of the Pasighat and the Likabali ICDS projects participated in the meeting. (DIPRO)