CM upset with soaring rice price

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HYderabad, Oct 1 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S RAjasekhara Reddy today expressed anguish and concern over the price of rice risinglrapidly in the open market.

At a review meeting with Group of Ministers and senior officials of the department concerned, the Chief Minister expressed his unhappiness over the rise in the last few months, according to an official release here tonight.

He said it was strange that when the procurement price of rice was Rs 1430 and 1480 per quintal for common and 'A' grade variety respectively, the price is more than Rs. 20 kg in the retail market.

He directed them to bring down for "A" Grade variety the price to Rs 15 for common in the retail open market.

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