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5,200 bags of PDS rice seized

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Chandigarh, October 27

Food and Civil Supplies Department officials today recovered 5,200 bags of rice meant for the public distribution system (PDS).

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said a team of the department conducted a raid at Vishnu Rice amp; General Mills in Kurali which is allotted to PUNSUP, from where 3,000 bags were recovered.

He said the sacks were hidden in the stock of paddy.

Ashu said a raid was also conducted at Kharar Rice Mill, which is allotted to Punjab State Warehousing Corporation. As many as 2,200 bags of rice meant for the PDS were recovered from the mill.

He said the rice stock was imported at a lower price from other states and was to be used for bogus billing during the current market season. Ashu ordered legal action against the mills. — TNS



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