Government making efforts to control price rise: Manmohan Singh

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New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Saturday that his government is making all out efforts to control the price rise.

Interacting with school students at his Seven Race Cource Road residence on Children's Day, Singh expressed hope that the price regime will be better in a year's time.

Explaining the reasons for high price of food articles Singh said: "The government has substantially increased the MSP of wheat, rice and other items to increase the purchase power of the farming community."

Replying to a question, Singh said there should not be any hasty decision on changing the pattern of the examination system in the country.

The Prime Minister also shared his views on inclusive growth in the country with children.

Commenting on reasons behind the increasing Naxal activities in the country Singh blamed it on the widening gap between the rich and the poor.

"Due to widening gap between the rich and poor, some people are induced to join the Naxalites."

He also added that the law and order machinery does not reach out to all corners and pockets in the country and this was also a reason for Naxalism.

Dismissing the opposition allegation that he was a weak prime minister, Singh asserted that he was discharging his duties with sincerity and was focused on taking the country forward.

Dr. Singh also said the teachings of Gurus left a very deep impact on his thinking process and he is fond of listening to the Gurbani every morning apart from ghazals.

He also recalled his meeting with the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during the Punjab University convocation in the 1950s. (ANI)

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