JD(U) for banning future trade in agri commodities



Patna: Janata Dal (United) on Monday accused the Centre of being responsible for rise in prices of essential commodities and demanded that it ban future trade in agricultural commodities.

"The Congress government at the Centre is solely responsible for the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities. The people are facing the worst-ever misery because of it," JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari told reporters here.

Tiwari demanded that the Centre immediately ban future trade of agricultural commodities, universalise the public distribution system and scrap the ban on transport of essential commodities from one state to another to arrest spiralling prices.

He said the Centre should also ensure sale of foodgrains stored in the godowns of the Food Corporation of India in the open market and implement schemes pertaining to irrigation.

"It will also be beneficial to formulate an action plan for increasing production in agriculture keeping in mind future requirements," he added.

Bureau Report