Cabinet Secretary reviews availability and prices of essential commodities
New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretary, PK Sinha on Wednesday reviewed the availability and prices of essential commodities at a high-level meeting with Secretaries of Consumer Affairs, Agriculture, Food & Public Distribution, Commerce, Expenditure and others.
It was observed that the recent measures taken by the Central Government have helped contain prices of most pulses, which are showing declining trends, and other essential commodities except Chana and Sugar. Cabinet Secretary directed the Department of Consumer Affairs to consider all options to check the prices of both the commodities.
Sinha said that distribution of the Chana dal and other pulses should be taken up through postal network.Consumer Affairs Secretary was also asked to pursue states to impose stock limits and to carry dehoarding drives to ensure availability of all the essential commodities during the festival season.The meeting also reviewed distribution of pulses to the State Government from the buffer stock.