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Centre To Meet State Food Ministers Today To Tackle Rising Prices


New Delhi (AGENCY) 04 July: In a bid to contain spiralling prices of some essential food items, the Centre has called a meeting of all state food ministers today to discuss strategies to jointly combat the crisis. Late monsoon has pushed up the cost of vegetables and dairy products. (Monsoon Revives After Weakest Start in Five Years)

High on the agenda of the meeting today is a discussion on measures required to check unreasonable increase in prices of some food items, steps to prevent hoarding and plans for distribution of specific essential items through public channels and improving other supply channels.

A review of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act for creating a national common market for food items is also expected to be undertaken at the meeting.food-afp


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