TEZPUR, July 16: The Cabinet minister for Food & Civil Supplies and Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs etc. Kamlung Mossang called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on Monday. They discussed about Public Distribution System, ration items and consumer affairs etc.
The Governor emphasised on strengthening the Public Distribution System in the state. He said that the basic requirements, i.e. ration items must reach every bona fide denizen, especially in the remote villages of the state. Focus must be on the border areas of international boundaries, from Bhutan in the West to Myanmar in the East, he said.
The Governor also stressed that availability of essential commodities at reasonable rates must be ensured with utmost transparency and accountability. He suggested for evolving an effective monitoring system throughout the state on availability and pricing of essential commodities. He recommended for proper monitoring and regular inspection of storehouses, Fair Price Shops and other outlets and check malpractice and hoarding of essential commodities.
The Governor advised the minister to enforce regular checking of PDS for ensuing proper market prices and to address issues of the consumers, if any in fast track mode.