Paswan to discuss food availability with states

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New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan will hold consultation with state ministers on Friday to discuss measures to improve availability of essential food items at stable prices, public distribution and consumer protection, an official statement said.

Officials from Union Ministries dealing with essential commodities such as Agriculture, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Food Processing Industry, Health and Family Welfare, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Textiles will also be participating in the daylong event, it said.

“High on the agenda of this meeting will be a discussion on measures required to maintain and manage prices of essential food items at reasonable level through appropriate policy intervention,” said the statement.

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