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Claims of plastic rice in market just rumours, says Tamil Nadu government

"Plastic rice has not been seized in any part of India. In Tamil Nadu, social media is creating rumours of plastic rice," Food and Civil Supplies Minister R Kamaraj said.

By: PTI | Chennai |
Updated: June 16, 2017 6:01:51 pm
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Tamil Nadu government on Friday dismissed as “rumours”, claims of plastic rice in markets and said no such rice has been seized in the country so far. “Plastic rice has not been seized in any part of India. In Tamil Nadu, social media is creating rumours of plastic rice,” Food and Civil Supplies Minister R Kamaraj said.

Intervening during a debate in the Assembly, he also warned of stern action against persons circulating such rumours. In fact, the state had adequate stocks of rice, including towards for the free rice supply scheme even as it’s price was under control, the minister said.

“The very concept of plastic rice is wrong since plastic can melt (when it is boiled, assuming to be rice,)” he added. There was no need for any apprehensions in this regard, he said.

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