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Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir

Bangalore: As relief work progresses in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victimsAFood packets, prepared using the same technique which goes

IANS Updated on: September 13, 2014 7:12 IST
food packets being flown from mysore to kashmir
food packets being flown from mysore to kashmir

Bangalore: As relief work progresses in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victimsA

Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier defence research agency Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)'s laboratory at Mysore for the victims.

So far, nine tonnes of food packets have been sent to the state, officials said.

"The food packets are being prepared at a war-footing at Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Mysore and being flown to Srinagar by the Indian Air Force," a DRDO official said.

These packets, according to the officials, are enough to feed nearly 70,000 people, as per DRDO officials, and more packets are being prepared.

The food includes chapatis, vegetables, and different rice preparations and have a shelf life of one year.

A mobile satellite services terminal "SATCOM" has meanwhile airlifted to Srinagar to form a link between a Central Reserve Police Force establishment near Srinagar Airport and the home ministry here.

The link, now operational, is helping communication with Delhi, DRDO officials said.

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