Sub standard rice supply case handed over to EOW

Bhopal: The disputed matter of supplying sub-standard rice to consumers is serious. It will be investigated by EOW. Chief Minister Chouhan has given clear instructions in this connection at a high level meeting today. The issue was marring the image of state government. 

Chief Minister Shivraj said that no action was taken by the previous government in the matter of distribution of sub standard rice procured from the millers in Balaghat under the public distribution system in the month of February. CM said that this is a serious matter. Connivance at various levels is likely in this case. CM said that on the basis of the facts emerging from the investigation, action will be taken against the guilty. After inspection of Balaghat and Mandla districts, the supply and transport of rice from the warehouses has been discontinued. As per the milling policy, the sub-standard quality rice will be replaced by rice of the standard quality. Corruption will not be tolerated at any level.

In the meeting CM said that the case related to quality of food grains and ration scam should be investigated thoroughly. CM said that quality of food grains should be ensured in the entire state. Irregularities occurring in the past will also be probed. No compromise with the quality of food will be tolerated under any circumstances. Those who engage in such irregularities will not be spared. It is necessary to completely eradicate such irregularities. CM said that it is necessary to break the vicious cycle of black marketeers and those affecting quality of food grains.

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