Grain Bureaus are sending emergency grain supplies to the affected regions to ensure that the military and local population (in that order) are adequately supplied with food. The Tibetan regions include Nyalam, Gyirong, and Tingri Counties in Xigaze Prefecture and Burong County of Ali Prefecture.
Effects of earthquake in Tibet
Grain is being distributed as part of the work of a temporary earthquake relief leadership group established in Tibet. The Chengdu branch of Sinograin, China's grain reserve-management company in neighboring Sichuan Province, is also sending food to the disaster area.
The Xigaze Prefecture's state-owned grain enterprises reported have grain reserves of 4.25 million metric tons, including 1.6 tons of milled grain products--presumably rice and noodles. Ali Prefecture reportedly has 400,000 metric tons of emergency grain supplies, and 80,000 kg has already been distributed to people affected by the disaster in Nyalam County.