The Food Corporation of India FCI has discovered a new sea-surface-river route from India to Bangladesh which reduces almost 50% cost and time of the country for Rice transportation.
This route has been followed to deliver the rice from Andhra Pradesh to Tripura with cost efficiency and time saving.It was expected that the rice from Andhra Pradesh to Tripura will reach on Thursday and it has been successful reached there.
Around 20 trucks loaded with the rice meant for Public Distribution System to take it at the FCI (Food Corporation of India) depots in Agartala.
The loaded trucks entered India through the Akhaura integrated check post on Thursday afternoon. They were inspected under the supervision of Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Tripura government officials.
“For the first time, Bangladeshi trucks transported rice from Ashuganj port in Bangladesh directly to the FCI warehouse at Nandannagar…,” FCI general manager Bidol Tayeng told agency.