Cell set up to keep an eye on essential items

Cell set up to keep an eye on essential items
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Mar 21 2007. 12 27 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Mar 21 2007. 12 27 AM IST
The Union government has formed a price monitoring cell led by the additional secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat to monitor state-wise and region-wise prices of all identified essential commodities on a daily basis, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Besides the chairman, the committee has a member each from the departments of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, industrial policy and promotion, economic affairs and agriculture and cooperation.
The cell will monitor prices daily and make interventions with Central government ministries on problems of the states on essential commodities, minister of state for finance Pawan Kumar Bansal said in a written reply to the upper house of Parliament.
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First Published: Wed, Mar 21 2007. 12 27 AM IST
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