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Updated: June 24, 2014 00:10 IST

Special counters for sale of superfine rice inaugurated

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A woman being taken away superfine rice from a special counter that was opened at the Rytu Bazaar in MVP Colony in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
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A woman being taken away superfine rice from a special counter that was opened at the Rytu Bazaar in MVP Colony in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

There was good response from the people who queued up before the counters at the 12 Rytu Bazaars in the city and district from where the District Administration started selling superfine rice at Rs. 30 a kg. from Monday.

The counters as market intervention measure to control the price of rice which is going up steadily during the recent past. Officials were asked to find if there was demand in other places and sale would commence at mandal headquarters and in rural areas also if there was demand, Joint Collector and Collector (civil supplies) Pravin Kumar told reporters. He inaugurated the sale at the M.V.P. Colony Rytu Bazaar and hoped that price in open market would come down.

BPT superfine rice

Rice traders also started selling rice at a reduced price at the direction of the Joint Collector. They would sell BPT superfine rice of Srikakulam from 50 counters, some of which were already opened, Mr. Pravin Kumar said.

The rice being sold at Rytu Bazaar counters is being brought from the stock of 2,700 tonnes procured by the Civil Supplies Corporation in East Godavari district and stored there. There is no problem regarding availability, he added.

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