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After rumours of salt crisis, govt activates helpline number, forms inspection teams

After rumours of salt crisis in the city, Delhi government has set up a helpline and constituted a team of senior officers of the Food and Civil Supply Department to keep watch on rumours and prices in the city. 

“There is no shortage of salt in the city and people are requested not to pay heed to such rumours,” said Imran Hussain, Minister for Food and Civil Supply, Delhi government.  The minister also had a meeting with senior officers on the issue and teams were sent throughout the city for inspection. 

“We also investigated about the high price of milk in some parts of the city but that too was found to be a rumour,” he added. 

According to the minister, the shopkeepers informed that they have sufficient quantities of salt with them that can be replenished any time. On Friday night, two DTC busses were damaged and road was blocked after the rumour of salt crisis in Okhla area which created panic among citizens. 

The teams of Weights and Measures Department also visited different areas covering almost entire Delhi in the early morning to check out the sale prices of milk on the direction of the minister. 

No incident of over-charging by any of the shopkeepers selling packaged milk was reported by any team. A control room with telephone number 011 23370841 has been activated in the F&S Department to monitor complaints regarding over-charging above MRP. The control room will function from 8 am to 10 pm.
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