Haryana government today cancelled licenses of 14 depot holders in a drive against irregularities in distribution of essential commodities under the targeted Public Distribution System.
"State Food and Supplies Department has cancelled licenses of 14 depot holders and forfeited security deposit of 15 dealers worth Rs 36,500," an official spokesman said here.
A police case was also registered against a depot holder, he said.
Essential commodities are being provided to people through 9,218 fair price shops in the state, he said, adding of the total fair price shops in the state, 6,524 are located in the rural areas and 2,694 in urban areas.
As many as 77 fair price shops are located near industrial units and 22 near schools or hostels, he said.