June 29, 2018,
To discuss prices of essential food commodities, implementation of food law and other consumer related issues the government has called a day-long meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers tomorrow in the capital city, Delhi.
Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan will chair the fourth National Consultation Meeting and seven union ministers handling agriculture, fertiliser, commerce and industry, food processing, health, petroleum and textiles departments participate in the event.
The main agenda of the meeting will be a discussion on measures required to maintain and manage prices of essential food items at reasonable level through an appropriate policy intervention,
The ways to improve the robustness of the price data of essential food items currently being reported by the government centres and setting up of a Price Stabilisation Fund (PSF) at state level to tackle inflationary trends in important agri-horticultural commodities will deliberate.
Implementation of food law, enforcement of the provisions of Essential Commodities Act and Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act among other issues will be taken up for discussion.