Centre proposes steps to check on prices of essential food items

| Updated: Oct 20, 2016 14:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 20 (ANI): The Cabinet Secretary has reviewed the availability and prices of essential commodities at a high-level meeting in New Delhi. The meeting, which was held yesterday, was attended by Secretaries of Consumer Affairs, Agriculture, Food and Public Distribution, Commerce and other concerned departments. "It was observed in the meeting that the recent measures taken by the Centre have helped contain prices of most of the pulses and other essential commodities except Chana and Sugar," an official release said. The Cabinet Secretary, however, asked the Department of Consumer Affairs to consider all options to check the prices of both the commodities. He said that distribution of the Chana dal and other pulses should be taken up through postal network. (ANI)