New Delhi, May 27 UNI | 2 months ago

The new Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan today said containing prise rise in food items, improving the public distribution system and creating adequate storage capacity for foodgrains would be his priorities.

Talking to reporters after assuming charge of his Ministry, Mr Paswan said, "In the next one week, I will discuss important issues such as PDS, FCI godowns and ensuring minimum support price (MSP) to farmers with Food and Consumer Affairs Secretaries and then fix priorities.

"My priority will be to correct the deficiencies in public distribution system. We will strengthen the PDS."

Mr Paswan, who was accompanied by his son Chirag Paswan, said the priority of the new NDA Government will be to check price rise and corruption.

(Posted on 28-05-2014)