HYDERABAD: Finance and Civil Supplies minister E Rajender warned that the government would take stern action against officials, if they are found colluding with the black-marketeers.
At a review meeting on Thursday, Rajender directed the officials to register cases under PD Act against those who divert essential commodities intended to supply through public distribution system. If any official is found colluding with the black-marketeers they would have to face serious action, he said.
Officials informed the minister that they raided on several rice mills in Warangal and seized 1,620 quintals of PDS rice from millers who wanted to divert the same after re-cycling. The millers were found diverting PDS rice to sell it for higher prices in the open market, the officials informed.