Dhinakaran calls for steps to control price hike of rice


February 29, 2024 01:37 am | Updated 01:37 am IST

The AMMK general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Wednesday urged the State government to take steps for controlling the price rise of rice in the open market and ensuring the distribution of quality rice through fair price shops.

In a post on his social media handle, Mr. Dhinakaran referred to reports of increase in the price of rice by ₹ 12 to ₹ 15 per kg following lower production of paddy in the Cauvery delta. In the light of alleged poor quality of rice given through the public distribution system, the hike in the price of rice had caused hardship to people, especially economically-weaker sections of society.

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