Jaipur: Selected fair price shops in Rajasthan would soon sell consumer goods and other items at their counters, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said today.
Raje directed the officials to make the products available for sale from the coming Independence Day under the first phase of a project of the state government.
Presently, sugar, wheat and kerosene only are available at the PDS shops. General public would be benefited if quality consumer goods and other items would be available at the PDS counters as per requirement of the consumers at affordable prices, a release quoting Raje said.
She asked the officials of the Food and Civil Supply Department to talk to the producers of consumer goods and to the major multi-brand retail firms so that these items could be made available at comparative rates.
Raje also emphasised on sale of the products of Self-Help- Groups through the fair price shops in order to promote the smaller `in-house` production units. There are about 25,000 fair price shops in the state.