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Adequate quantity of salt is there in every state, says jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Saturday, dismissed canard about shortage of salt in the country as “concocted rumours” and stressed adequate quantity is available in every state.

“Some people are spreading irresponsible rumours, like it happened on Friday regarding salt. It is there in adequate quantity in every state,” he told reporters here.

He said that some of these rumours started on day one of the demonetisation of INR 500 and INR 1,000 notes. “These are all concocted rumours,” he said, adding statements like some people were aware of the demonetisation earlier tantamount to “taking liberty with truth”. The Commerce and Industry Ministry too has dismissed the rumours of shortage of salt in the market.

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which comes under the Ministry, in a series of tweets said there is sufficient stock of salt in the country.
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