Haryana issues control order on essential commodities

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Chandigarh, Jun 10 (UNI) The Haryana government has promulgated a control order to ensure better market availability of essential commodities--wheat, rice, pulses, edible oils and oil seeds.

A spokesman for the Food and Supply Department said these orders were issued under provision of clause 10 of the Haryana Prevention of Hoarding and Maintainance of Quality Order 1977.

As per the order, the wholesellers and retailers would have to declare excessive or minimum stock hoarding of any food and stock items prescribed under these commodities.

He said wheat traders would have to declare their stocks before the concerned Food and Supplies official if his stocks were in excess of 1,000 quintals. Similarly, the minimum limit had also been prescribed for other commodities.

He clarified that no licence of any kind would be needed by any trader. Nor would there be any upper limit for the stocks held by them.

Also, there would not be any restriction on interstate movement of foodgrains.

The trader would only have to make a simple declaration in the prescribed proforma to the concerned Assistant Food and Supply Officers, District Food and Supply Officer and District Food and Supply Controller for any stocks held above the given minimum limits.

The spokesman said the order would ensure that no hoarding of these items took place and consumers got adequate supply in the open market. At the same time, the traders and stockists could also carry on their present operations unhindered without any licence and limit.

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