November 27, 2014
State food minister writes to Centre against discrimination
In Bengal, the Centre is giving acquisition cost Rs 2337.64 per quintal for common grade rice while for the same grade of rice, the Centre is giving Rs 2462.73 per quintal in Odisha.
There are also differences between the two states in transportation and handling charges. The minister said the rice mill owners from the state are very much dissatisfied with the decision and will go to Delhi to meet the Union minister.