Indian government launches ‘Bharat’ rice at Rs 29 per kg

Indian government launches ‘Bharat’ rice at Rs 29 per kg

The government on Tuesday started the sale of rice under the 'Bharat' brand by flagging off 100 mobile vans here with Union Minister of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal here. Addressing the program, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sensitive towards the needs of the people of the country. The prices of essential commodities are being controlled under their supervision. He said that the Government of India is committed to the welfare of the farmers as well as the people of the country. The central government purchases essential commodities from farmers and sells them to consumers at concessional rates when needed.

The commencement of retail sale of 'Bharat' rice will increase the supply in the market at cheaper rates and will help in continuously reducing the prices of this important food item. This is the latest in a series of steps taken by the government towards the welfare of consumers. 'Bharat' rice will be available from today at Kendriya Bhandar, all physical and mobile outlets of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) and National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF) and will be extended to other retail outlets and e-commerce platforms. – Commerce platform. 'Bharat' brand rice will be sold in family-friendly 5 kg and 10 kg bags. Bharat rice will be sold at a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs. 29/kg.

'Bharat' flour is already being sold by these 3 agencies for Rs. 27.50 per kg in 5 kg and 10 kg packs through their physical retail outlets, mobile vans as well as some other retail networks and e-commerce platforms. Similarly, 'Bharat' dal (chana dal) is also being sold by these three agencies at the rate of Rs 60 per kg for 1 kg pack and Rs 55 per kg for 30 kg pack along with onion at the rate of Rs 25 per kg. Is. Apart from these 3 agencies, state-controlled cooperative societies of Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat are also involved in retailing of Bharat Dal. With the start of sale of 'Bharat' rice, consumers can get rice, flour, pulses as well as onions from these stores at fair and affordable prices.


Pavita Jones