Food and oil supplies to Mizoram have been affected by floods in neighboring states.


Aizawl: Floods and landslides caused by continuous rains in neighboring Assam and Meghalaya have affected oil and grain supply to Mizoram.

However, officials said there was nothing to worry about as the government was making every effort to bring in supplies from other states.
Long queues of vehicles were seen at filling stations in many parts of the state since Wednesday as the state was running out of fuel.

The government on Monday ordered rations for the purchase of petrol for two-wheelers and light motor vehicles.

The limit for two wheelers is 5 liters and for light motor vehicles it is 10 liters.
Ramdinliani , director of state food, civil supplies and consumer affairs, said restrictions on the sale of petrol were imposed to ensure equitable distribution and filling stations were not dry at this critical time.

However, he said there was no need for people to worry as the supply of oil was still coming from Assam and the state government was looking for alternatives to bring in more supplies.
He said that due to insufficient stock in Ramnagar of Silchar, the government has started transporting fuel from Guwahati.

He said that the state has sufficient reserves of diesel at present. He said the government was also working hard to curb the clandestine sale of fuel through the black market.

Regarding good grains, Ramdinliani said that the state has ample stocks of rice at present.
He added that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) would take rice by road after the railway line connecting Mizoram broke due to massive landslides in Assam.

Assam’s Barak Valley and Dima Hasao districts and neighboring states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur remained superficially cut off as continuous rains caused landslides in several places in Assam and Meghalaya and washed away roads as well as railway tracks.
Landslides at various places in Assam’s Dima Hasao district affected road as well as rail links.

Landslides at several places in Meghalaya’s eastern Jaintia mountain district also cut off road links to Barak Valley, Mizoram and two other important parts of the northeastern states.

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