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Cabinet Secretary, Shri PK Sinha today reviewed availability and the 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 containing prices of most of the pulses, which are showing declining trends, and other essential commodities except Chana and Sugar. Cabinet Secretary directed Department of Consumer Affairs to consider all options to check the prices of both the commodities. He 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 ongoing festival season. The meeting also reviewed distribution of pulses to the State Government from the buffer stock
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