Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Supply, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, said on Friday that the government was trying to control edible oil prices.

Speaking to reporters in Pune, he also said action was being taken against those involved in the hoarding of essential food items. Asked about the rising prices of edible oils, he said the country had to import these products.

“Despite this, we are making every effort to ensure people get edible oil at a controlled price. We are working to keep prices under control,” Choubey said.

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The government is closely monitoring stocks of all essentials like oil and pulses on a daily basis, he said. “We are making efforts to ensure price stability in the market,” the minister added.

State governments should crack down on hoarding of essentials, he said.

First post: STI


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