Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government today
assured the Legislative Assembly that it will take stringent
measures to stop black-marketing of kerosene oil.
Replying to a debate during the Question Hour about
black-marketing of kerosene in Pune, Ahmednagar, Buldhana and
Sangli districts, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil
Deshmukh said the government will cancel the license of PDS
shops who have been reprimanded twice earlier.
Admitting that black-marketing of kerosene is rampant in
the state, he promised severe action against the guilty.
Deshmukh said a new technology is being developed which
will help to track the black-marketeers.
The device will monitor the kerosene tankers right from
the time they are filled at the stations to the last stop, he