B.D. Mishra
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The Minister for Food and Civil Supplies and Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs etc. Kamlung Mossang called on Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) BD Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on Monday. They discussed issues like Public Distribution System, ration items and consumer affairs etc.

The Governor emphasized on strengthening the Public Distribution System in the State. He said that the basic requirements, i.e. ration items must reach every bona fide denizen, especially in the remote villages of the State. Focus must be on the border areas of international boundaries, from Bhutan in the west to Myanmar in the east, he said.

The Governor also stressed that availability of essential commodities at reasonable rates must be ensured with utmost transparency and accountability. He suggested implementing an effective monitoring system throughout the State on availability and pricing of essential commodities. He recommended proper monitoring and regular inspection of storehouses, Fair Price Shops and other outlets and checking malpractice and hoarding of essential commodities.

The Governor advised the Minister to enforce regular checking of PDS for ensuing proper market prices and to address issues of the consumers, if any in fast track mode.

Pranab Kr Das

Pranab Kumar Das is Northeast Now Correspondent in Tezpur. He can be reached at: kumar.pranab38@gmail.com

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