Discussion on price rise in Lok Sabha today

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New Delhi, Apr 16 : A discussion on price rise is scheduled to be held in the Lok Sabha today.

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will reply to the debate in which Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram will also be present.

According to sources, the Business Advisory Committee of the Rajya Sabha will also take up the issue today.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had written to state governments asking them to take strong measures against hoarding, believed to be one of the main reasons for short supply and rising prices.

The PM has also asked the state governments to ensure that there is an adequate supply of foodgrains.

The reported missive from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) came even as Parliament was adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid uproar over price rise.

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