Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Steps to check price rise will continue, says Minister

KOCHI: Food and Civil Supplies Minister C. Divakaran said on Wednesday that steps are being taken to ensure adequate supply of essential commodities during the ongoing festival season. He was inaugurating the Onam Metro Peoples bazaar, a special outlet of the Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited, here on Wednesday.

The Minister said the timely intervention of State government agencies and the strengthening of public distribution system were major steps for controlling the prices in the market. The measures would continue even after the festival season. The State government had submitted a project worth over Rs.330 crore for distribution of essential commodities and the Union government had given approval to it.

He said initiatives to weed out corruption in the public distribution system needed support from all parties. The State government was open to discussions on ways to control price rise.

The LDF government allowed a discussion when the issue came up in the Assembly, he said.

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