Edible oil / Central Government On Inflation Of Edible Oils Asked States To Strictly Follow Given Steps

Zoom News : Oct 26, 2021, 06:52 AM
Edible oil: In the festive season, the inflation of edible oils remains a cause of concern for the government. The central government believes that all the steps taken by it to reduce inflation, its full benefits are not reaching the common people. For this, the state governments have been asked to strictly follow the instructions of imposing stock limits.

Union Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey held a meeting with the Food Secretaries of the states today i.e. on Monday regarding the price of edible oils. Officials from 23 states attended the meeting. In the meeting, all the states have been asked to fix the applicable stock limit on edible oils at the earliest. The central government had decided to impose stock limits on October 8. After that, on October 12 and October 22 also, instructions were issued to all the states to implement the stock limit.

Although, the decision to fix the stock limit was left to the state governments, but till now the instructions from the state governments have not been started to follow. It was told in the meeting that so far Uttar Pradesh is the only state which has fixed the stock limit. Apart from this, the officials of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana informed that the process of determination of stock limit in their states is also in the final stages.

The states were told that the decision of the steps taken by the central government would reach the common consumers only when the state governments would strictly implement the orders of the Center. In the meeting, the states were told that the government has decided to abolish import duty, the benefits of which have not yet reached the common people.