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‘Fair price shops selling PDS items at higher rates’
JOWAI: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) registered a complaint with the West Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioners against fair price shops allegedly selling PDS items at higher rates.
In a statement issued here, the HYC alleged that several fair price shops in Jaintia Hills sold PDS items at higher rates thereby taking the ignorant people, especially the BPL cardholders for a ride.
The HYC has alleged that APL rice was sold at Rs. 13 per Kg whereas the government rate is Rs. 9.70 per Kg while sugar was being sold at Rs. 2-Rs. 5 more than the printed rate of Rs. 20.
The HYC warned the retailers against continuance of the illegal practice and urged people to come out in the open against such incidents.