Blackmarketing in salt.. Please ignore rumours, no shortage
New Delhi: The Central and state governments have come forward to dispel rumours about salt shoratage. Food Minsiter Ram Vilas Paswan said that the prices of salt are at Rs 14/15 per kg and that there was no shortage. The Delhi government too appealed to Delhiites not to pay attention to rumours of shortage of salt in the city and assured that there is no scarcity of such essential commodity.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said teams of food supply officers and sub-divisional magistrates are rounding city’s markets where salt is available in sufficient stock.
“There is no shortage of supply of salt. Teams of food supply officers and sub-divisional magistrates are rounding the city’s markets where salt is available.
“Everywhere salt is available. Don’t pay attention to such rumours,” the Deputy CM tweeted.
Rumours of salt shortage triggered panic among people in the evening who rushed to markets to buy salt in some of markets in the national capital.
Later, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also assured that there is no shortage of salt and sugar in Delhi.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said four teams have been deployed at different locations to crack down on black marketing of salt. (PTI)