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Delhi food min directs daily market inspection over reports of rising pulses, sugar prices

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and today expressed concern over reports of rising prices of pulses and sugar and directed officials of his department for daily inspection of the markets.

The officials of the department, however, informed the that prices of pulses and sugar were "stable" in the national capital.

"Hussain reviewed the prices situation of pulses and sugar. He expressed concern over regarding rising prices of pulses and sugar. The department informed that the prices of pulses and sugar are stable in Delhi," a government statement said.

The meeting was attended by officers of the marketing and intelligence cell, and department.

"There was no price rise either in the wholesale market or in the Marketing and intelligence cell continuously checks the wholesale as well as regularly," the department officials told the

Hussain directed the department to carry out inspections of the wholesale markets -- Azadpur Mandi, Okhla Mandi, Ghazipur Mandi, Keshopur Mandi.

He also directed inspection of in different parts of as well. It was directed to send teams consisting of officers from market intelligence cell, enforcement branch and circle offices of the and department to these markets on a daily basis, it said.

The minister also sought daily inspection reports and prompt information about hike in prices of pulses and sugar, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:50 IST