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English Release 25-July 2014
Date Month Year
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Amendments Proposed to Make Hoarding Non-Bailable Offence
  • States Asked to Ensure Timely Payment of Sugarcane Dues to the Farmers
  • States Advised to Allow Free Movement of Fruits and Vegetables to Check Prices
  • Min of Defence
  • Stress Levels of Defence Personnel
  • Deployment of Troops by China in PoK
  • Firing Range at Tosamaidan Meadows
  • Shortage of Fighter Aircraft
  • Warship Construction Projects
  • Main Battle Tanks
  • Missile Launcher Projects
  • Attack on Fishermen
  • Depiction of Indian Territory in Map of China
  • Naval Ships and Submarines Accidents
  • Firing Ranges
  • Settlement in Border Areas
  • Compulsory Military Training
  • Domestic Production of Defence Equipment
  • Indigenous Civilian Aircraft
  • RIC at IIT, Chennai
  • Death of Soldiers in Siachen
  • Combat Exercises
  • Modernisation of Navy
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • National Foundation for Communal Harmony to host Music Concert
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Production Performance of Oil & Natural Gas Sector for the month of June, 2014
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket increased to US$ 105.93 per bbl on 24.07.2014
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on July 24, 2014
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programme Covering Children, Adolescent Girls & Women Launched in 200 Districts
  • NIPCCD to have two new regional centres

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Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution25-July, 2014 13:52 IST
Amendments Proposed to Make Hoarding Non-Bailable Offence

           The Government intends to amend ‘the Essential Commodities Act, 1955’ and ‘the Prevention of Black marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980’.Amendments are proposed to make both the Acts more stringent and to strengthen its enforcement. This    information was given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

 

                   He said that  the amendment proposed primarily relate to the following aspects:

 

            I.          The Essential Commodities Act, 1955:

 

1.       Offences to be made non-bailable

2.       Setting up of special courts

3.       Definition of ‘Foodstuffs’

 

           II.       The Prevention of Blackmarketing and Maintenance of Supplies of    Essential Commodities Act, 1980:

 

1.       Increase in the limit of detention period

2.       Increase in time limit for approval by State Government and

3.       Reporting to the Central Government.

 

The Minister said that these efforts will strengthen the deterrence against the offences. Regarding States Government role, he said that The States have been empowered enough to deal with the cases of hoarding & black-marketing as they are the enforcing authorities. The vigilance, monitoring and market intelligence to prevent hoarding is to be ensured by the State Governments & UTs as enforcement authorities, he added

 

 

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NCJ


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