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Ram Vilas Paswan to discuss consumer issues with states

Food and consumer affairs minister Ramvilas Paswan is holding a meeting with state ministers of food civil supplies and consumer protection on Tuesday to discuss various issues.

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Last Updated: Sep 02, 2019, 07.09 PM IST|Original: Sep 02, 2019, 07.09 PM IST
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Paswan will also discuss implementation and constitution of rules of newly enacted Consumer Protection Act with states.
NEW DELHI: The centre would deliberate with states on action plan to keep prices of essential commodities in check during the ensuing festive season, which lasts till December.

Food and consumer affairs minister Ramvilas Paswan is holding a meeting with state ministers of food civil supplies and consumer protection on Tuesday to discuss issues related to commodity prices, consumer protection and the newly introduced ‘one nation one ration card’ scheme

“States will be asked to prepare a fresh action plan including issues like imposition of stock limits on onion and edible oils, sugar and setting up price stabilization funds. The Price Monitoring Cell (PMC) of the Consumer Affairs Department is monitoring the prices of selected food items as well as the structural and other constraints affecting their availability and ensuring timely intervention for improving the market availability and thereby moderating prices,” said a senior consumer affairs ministry official.

Paswan will also discuss on the implementation of fortification of rice and its distribution through the “Public Distribution System” with an outlay of Rs 147.61 crores for a period of 3 years beginning 2019-20. The scheme is funded by centre in the ratio of 90:10 for north eastern, hilly and island states and 75:25 for other states.

The ministers will also discuss off-take from buffer stock of Pulses and Onion by the states for effective market intervention in the lean season.

“As on 11.07.2019, the available stock of pulses in PSF buffer is around 14 LMT. States have been tasked to meet their requirement of pulses for various welfare schemes - Mid-day meal, anganwadi scheme, hospitals and hostels,” the official said.

Paswan will also discuss implementation and constitution of rules of newly enacted Consumer Protection Act with states.

“We are trying to frame all the rules within three month and notify these before the end of this calendar year. We will be needing support of state governments for the successful implementation of this Act,” the official said.

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