Home Minister Rajnath Singh orders crack down on hoarders in Delhi

The national capital is under President's rule and administratively under the control of the Home Ministry at present.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:July 3, 2014 5:09 pm
Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed massive crackdown against hoarding of essential commodities including onion and potatoes in Delhi and asked the administration to take steps to control price rise.

The Home Minister’s directive came following a high-level meeting attended by Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, Chief Secretary S K Srivastava, Police Commissioner B S Bassi besides others.

Singh took stock of the price situation in the national capital and directed that every step should be taken to control the prices of essential commodities and strong action should be taken against hoarders.

The national capital is under President’s rule and administratively under the control of the Home Ministry at present.

Jung, after the meeting said that it was held specifically to assess the situation and chart out measures to control price rise.

“We are trying to control the problem since last month. Measures like deployment of mobile vans, increase in Safal shops etc. have been taken,” he said.

Police Commissioner Bassi said the Delhi Police will provide all assistance to the civil administration.

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  1. G
    Jul 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    rajnath singh wasn't satisfied with his portfolio, so now he's encroaching upon the finance ministry's domain.
  2. N
    Jul 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm
    The order has just been issued. This has triggered action and will eventually show results at state and district level, and after that at individual household level. Did you think it would show results in a few hours? Come on smartie pants, tell us...how much time roughly should it take to show results at household level, according to your expert judgement?
  3. V
    Jul 5, 2014 at 4:40 am
    Publish the news when the crackdown has happened. Only desperation will lead to nothing. In fact that's one of the reasons Modi has told his ministers to interact less with the media. The advice is so that people remain more silent and work. Modi knows that the only way people are going to be satisfied is by seeing the change.
  4. S
    Satya Ramchander
    Jul 3, 2014 at 11:58 am
    all these "ORDERS" must result in bringing down the prices of onions, potatoes, tomatoes and other vegetables.... has it happened?... if not , why not?