F&CS dept has little power to control price: Phani Bhushan Choudhuri

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Published: November 1,2020 05:31 PM
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November 1, 2020: Assam food and civil supplies minister Phani Bhushan Choudhuri has said the department doesn’t enjoy power to control price now.

November 1, 2020: Amidst criticism over the failure of the food and civil supplies department to control price rise of essential items, Assam food and civil supplies minister Phani Bhushan Choudhuri has expressed his department's helplessness.



"The department doesn’t enjoy power to control price now. Many items were excluded from essential items' list. This left us with very little power to act against the present situation," he said.



On the price rise of vegetables, he said that people attack the department as they don’t have clarity on the items that come under the jurisdiction of his department.



He however informed that the government has imported 6000 MT of onions and the shortage will end soon.



The minister faced protest by AASU members at Bajali during his visit to take part in a party programme.