Haridwar, September 14
Activists of the Samajik Sena, a social outfit, here today gheraoed the District Food and Civil Supplies office in protest against the alleged irregularities at fair price shops.
They submitted a memorandum to District Food and Civil Supplies Officer S Pangti, urging him to take action against the offenders.
Led by state chief of the organisation Rana Ranbeer Singh, the activists raised slogans against the alleged irregularities at public distribution shops at Lal Dhang, Haridwar (rural), Jwalapur, Bhoopatwala and other areas of the city.
Rana Ranbeer Singh alleged that 80 per cent of the ration was going directly to commercial shops and the operators of fair price shops were getting a huge share for it.
“The ration meant for the public is being given to private shopkeepers. Even if some quantity of it is available at fair price shops, operators sell it at higher rates than prescribed by the government,”alleged Ranbeer Singh.
The activists also showed RTI applications to Pangti in which satisfactory answers had not been given in this regard.
They also raised the issue of the sale of LPG cylinders on the black market. Samajik Sena national chief Vinod Maharaj said though the Central Government had increased the price of an LPG cylinder to Rs 749 from today onwards, Haridwar residents were already paying the said amount

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