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October 16, 2016: In order to keep a check on the black marketing and hoarding of the pulses all across the country, Union Government will be soon starting the distribution of pulses through the post offices.

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“In the past, we have seen that the cost of pulses increased manifold due to black marketing and hoarding so the Union Government has decided to sell pulses through post offices whenever the need arises,” Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan told the PTI reporters today.

He further said that the post offices were spread in the country and can be easily used for the purpose of selling the pulses at government rates.

“There is a huge network of post offices in the country, every village has a post office and whenever the need arises, we can use them to sell pulses.

The required infrastructure is already available with the Centre and decision in this regard has already been taken,” he said.

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“The government has taken various measures against hoarders and black marketers due to which the prices of pulses have come down,” he said.

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The Government started the process of linking Aadhaar cards with the ration cards and by so far 69 percent of the task is already completed. He said, so far around two crore fake ration cards have been detected from all across the country.

“Around 10 crore people were getting ration on these fake ration cards which is a very huge number. Online allocation of food grains has been made for every state to maintain transparency,” he said.

Paswan further said that all the point of sales for ration will be connected online which will simplify the process for the people and people from one state will easily get ration from other states as well.

He said that his department has been working on various programs so as to make the distribution of the ration easy for common people of the country.

The consumer forums are also being strengthened so that grievances of the consumers are easily addressed and also at the earliest.

“In big malls and in airlines they don’t have any MRP written on the product, we will make sure that consumers do not have to pay more than the cost of the product,” he said.

“Some celebrities make misleading comments about the product which make people think that the product advertised does wonder. We are planning to take action against the celebrities for those misleading advertisements,” he said.

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The committee has also recommended strict punishments which include imprisonment for 2-5 years, he added.

-by NewsGram team with PTI inputs


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