Stomach this: 7 villages that survive on food from China
PITHORAGARH: For around 400 families living in the Byas valley of Dharchula who are forced to procure basic necessities like salt, cooking oil, rice and wheat produced in China (which are reaching them via Nepal), the situation can be resolved if the state go nment increases the quota of ration given to them under the Public Distribution System (PDS).
“We are living as orphans in our own country although we are situated in an important border area with two neighbouring countries. The go nment should consider our demand for extra ration sympathetically,” said Krishna Garbyal, a resident of Garbyang village which is one of the seven villages including Bundi, Gunji, Kuti, Napalchu, Nabhi and Ronkong whose residents are currently forced to buy daily essentials brought in from China.
This year, villagers say, the rations supplied by the state go nment have not been able to reach them on time as the access road to the valley has been blocked for several months near the Lipulekh pass which connects these villages to the rest of the district. “The nearest marketplace is in Dharchula, which is over 50 km away. Because the route is blocked nowadays, supplies are very erratic and we are not able to get our go nment ration on time as it takes a massive effort to transport foodgrain and other items on mules and porters to our village,” said Ashok Nabiyal, a resident of Nabhi village.
The supplies, even if they do reach, are not sufficient for the 400-odd families. “The go nment provides only 2 kilo rice and 5 kilo wheat per family under the public distribution system (PDS) which is not sufficient for us. We are often forced to purchase daily goods from Tinkar and Changru villages of Nepal, whose residents source these items from the Taklakot bazaar in China,” Nabiyal said
口粮即便送到了，也不足以养活400户人家。“政府只为每户人家提供2公斤大米和5公斤小麦，这些不够我们吃。我们经常不得不从尼泊尔的Tinkar 和Changru 村购买日用品，而这些商品是尼泊尔人从中国的Taklakot 巴扎进口的。”
According to the villagers, the Chinese goods that they are procuring from the Nepalese villages are “less expensive than those that they get at the marketplace in Dharchula.” “The transportation cost in bringing goods from Dharchula to our villages is substantial. On every kilo, there is a transportation cost of around Rs 30-40. As a result, even a packet of salt which is for Rs 30 costs us Rs 70 by the time it reaches here,” Nabiyal said.
What an irony, when you have food rotting in godown and stored in open
And this governmet cannot feed 400 Indian families who are left at the mercy of China!!! Great Going...
meanwhile, feku is eating 25,000rs per kg mushrooms in lunch
a misrepresented headline, China is not giving if free of cost, villagers are procuring the goods from a neighbouring villages situated in Nepal and goods which are being sold is made in China. So how come the headline survive on food from China.
If Chinese goods can reach there why can''t ours?
DISGRACEFUL !! UTTER SHAME !!
Air drop food supplies
We are concerned with bullet train which Guji will enjoy in leaving country after loot of public money.We do not need you except during elections and hate. You fools,living in India and eating of China.Have you not heard of achy din
India should protect and Support it''s people. This is the top priority
SANJAYiiuu D##apos##SOUZA < ..
At least they got to know that these villages are depending their food from China after India''s Independence.
My question is
1.why were these villages neglected?
2. Did India discover these villages now?
3. Is Indian border fenced ?
70 years of independence and we are still not able to connect our country through roads forget electricity and other basic necessity ..
Ofcourse it is a matter of shame that Indian citizens living on this side of border have to depend on Chinese food.
This is story for many remote villages. Hope the Govt would identify these places and provide basic needs to ration and shelter.
It seems negligence from the part of State Government to provide essential items and China is utilizing the advantage.
Horrified Middle Class Indian ..
These villagers will prefer China rather than India.. what is feku Chhaaiwaala Maha chor Modi is doing...