An order in this regard has been issued by the Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry #COVID19India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution asks states to keep operations of grocery stores, chemist/pharmacists, grocery warehouses outside the restrictions under Section 144 to ensure smooth supply, in the wake of prevailing #COVID19 situation
It should also be ensured that prices of all essential supplies aren't increased & are available at fair prices unless necessitated by cost enhancement due to raw material costs & exchange rates fluctuations: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution to States/UTs
There was a press release issued by the Government of Delhi today in which it was stated that FCI has not opened any counter to procure foodgrains in Delhi. This claim is baseless. Contentions of Delhi govt isn't true: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Govt continues to procure Kharif crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. About 29.70 lakh farmers have already benefitted from ongoing Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 procurement operations with MSP value of Rs. 60038.68 crores: Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Retail prices of hand sanitisers have been capped at ₹100 for a 200 ml bottle, a notification by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs said. The prices of surgical masks (3 ply) and non-woven masks also were capped at ₹10 and ₹8 respectively. #COVID19India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Retail prices of hand sanitizer shall not be more than Rs.100 per bottle of 200 ml the prices of other quantities of hand sanitizers shall be fixed in proportion of these prices.