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200 bags of PDS rice seized in Wanaparthy

200 bags of PDS rice seized in WanaparthySeized PDS rice bags that were stocked illegally at a rice mill in Wanaparthy on Wednesday
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The Vigilance and Special Task Force officials from Civil Supplies department raided a rice mill in Cheemaguntapally village of Wanaparthy district...

Wanaparthy: The Vigilance and Special Task Force officials from Civil Supplies department raided a rice mill in Cheemaguntapally village of Wanaparthy district and seized as many as 200 bags of PDS rice from the premises on Wednesday.

According to Wanaparthy police, on a tip off, the officials of Civil Supplies department with the help of police department formed a team and raided the rice mill premises on the outskirts of the district headquarters and found 200 bags of PDS rice stocked illegally in the rice mill. "We have seized 200 bags of PDS rice and registered a case against the mill owner for indulging in illegal stocking of subsidised rice," said Wanaparthy police.

It is alleged that the rice millers, re-refine the PDS rice and sell it in the black market for exorbitant prices to gain huge profits. The people of the district are demanding the government to implement strict laws to ensure that the PDS rice is not side-tracked and serve the right purpose of feeding the poor and hungry.

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