IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) sends about 3,200 packages of food as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the victims of Assam floods. 2,000 packages ready-to-eat food products are already sent IRCTC, and others will be sent in some time.
Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu said that Indian Railways was asked to help provide food. “Rail Admn asked to help in all the flood-affected area. IRCTC sending 3,200 meal packets immediately to eliminate the consequences of floods in Assam. In connection with the state government,” he tweeted Minister of Railways. Records show that the situation with floods in Assam is improving, but even then, almost 70,000 people affected in 84 villages.
This is not the first time when the IRCTC was asked to intervene in support of the humanitarian disaster. Speaking of these efforts, Sandip Datta, the PRO in IRCTC said FE Online, “2000 packets were sent from us. More are being prepared. This is not the first time that helps IRCTC, but it is certainly the first time that we send ready-to-eat food packages. These packages include tamrind rice, lemon rice, vegetable biryani, non-veg Biryani”.
Earlier this year, IRCTC signed an agreement with the laboratory of the Defence Food Research (DFRL), DRDO labs, technology transfer in the field of processing and packaging of food. Food products are available in packages of 150-300 gm and their shelf life is six months.