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Alarming Price rise of essential commodities

Cabinet gives nod for GoM advice

Hyderabad, May 9, 2008

The State Government concerned over the price rise of essential commodities, the State Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Civil Supplies Minister, K Krishna Reddy that medium and long term measures to be taken to keep the prices on leash.

Speaking to media on the decisions of the Cabinet that met today under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Information and Public Relations Minister, Anam Ramnarayana Reddy said that instructions had been given to the Collectors to ensure that no hoarding took place besides strengthening Rythu bazaars and start a helpline to receive complaints from the public on hoarding. The Cabinet also approved amendment to Section 18 of the Public Distribution System Act to deal effectively with fair price shop dealers who diver the subsidy rice to black market. Under this amendment act, both the buyers as well as sellers will have to undergo three years imprisonment.

The Cabinet directed the District Collectors to have a proper coordination in regard to sale of red gram at Rs.30 a kg and palm oil at Rs.45 a litre through fair price shops from July. The Cabinet has decided to match up to 65 percent the investment of a farmer in setting up a green house for raising vegetable plants. Since January, the officials have registered 999 cases and seized commodities worth Rs.19 crores from them.

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