Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday dismissed the rumours of shortage of salt in the state and directed district collectors to take action against those spreading it. “There have been rumours of salt shortage since yesterday but situation in entire state is normal. There is no shortage of salt in any dist (sic),” the Chief Minister tweeted.
“CM @Dev_Fadnavis directs all the Collectors to take strict measures to ensure there’s no panic and act against those spreading rumours,” the CMO Maharashtra said in a tweet.
“Dept asked all dist supply officers to ensure there’s no hoarding of salt or any essential commodity & no inconvenience be caused to people,” the CMO Maharashtra added.
There were rumours about some shop owners selling salt at Rs 700 per kg in eastern suburbs in Mumbai. On Friday, Police had stepped in to dispel rumours about steep hike in prices of essential commodities including salt.