Take action for curbing rumours about salt scarcity: Uttar Pradesh government to officers

Making an appeal to people to not pay heed to such rumours, the Chief Secretary also asked officials to ensure that proper publicity about availability of salt is undertaken to make people aware about the real situation.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:November 12, 2016 4:30 pm
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Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday directed the officials concerned to take action for curbing rumour mongering over salt scarcity and said their is no shortage of salt. Chief Secretary, Rahul Bhatnagar, on Saturday ordered officials concerned to ensure that no law and order situation arises in the wake of rumours about salt scarcity and assured that there is no shortage of salt and people need not panic. In directives issued to all the administrative and police officials of the state, the chief secretary asked for carrying out raids, in case some traders try to take advantage of the situation and indulge in black marketing or hoarding, an official statement released in Lucknow said.

Making an appeal to people to not pay heed to such rumours, he also asked officials to ensure that proper publicity about availability of salt is undertaken to make people aware about the real situation.