Meghalaya Govt, WFP partner to improve food security

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For transforming targeted public distribution system

The Government of Meghalaya and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces to reach over two million people through transforming the targeted Public Distribution System.
The partnership will help WFP and the government to work together towards Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger.

The wide-ranging agreement was signed between Dr. P. Shakil Ahammed, Principal Secretary, Department of Food Civil Supplies, Government of Meghalaya, and Eric Kenefick, Deputy Country Director, WFP in India, at the state capital Shillong.

As part of the partnership, WFP and the Department will undertake supply chain optimisation of the entire targeted Public Distribution System in the state, and introduce innovative solutions and technologies. 

Among the highlights of the partnership is the piloting of alternate storage mechanisms to reduce losses and improve warehouse management by sharing global best practices on warehouse management, and making supply chains efficient and cost-effective. This includes applying smart technologies based on the ‘Internet of Things’.

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