Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Govt orders fresh studies to probe PDS diversion

Perturbed by a TOI report in September 2007 on PDS diversion to the tune of Rs 31,500 crore in the last three years, the Union government has commissioned two new studies to investigate leakages in the public distribution system across the country. At the same time, not too keen to accept the news report and yet unable to say that it is incorrect, the department of food and civil supplies has denied access to relevant files on PDS diversion under the Right to Information Act, claiming "the matter is still under examination at the appropriate level."

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