Delhi government will sell wheat flour at subsidised rates at 132 outlets across the city from Saturday to provide relief to citizens from the spiralling price of the commodity.
Announcing the initiative, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said initially 10 kg packets of wheat flour will be made
available for Rs 139 as against the market rate of Rs 180 to Rs 200.
The subsidised wheat flour will be sold at 84 outlets of Kendriya Bhandar, eight outlets of National Consumer
Cooperative Federation (NCCF) and 40 selected outlets at the circle offices of the Food and Supplies department of the city government.
The Chief Minister said considering the rising prices of wheat flour in the market, Delhi Government had approched the
Union Agriculture Ministry and it has provided 80,481 metric tonnes of wheat to Delhi Government at Rs 1,080 per quintal under the Open Market Sale scheme.
"We are concerned about rising prices of wheat flour and that is why this initiative is being launched to mitigate
effects of inflationary trends in food items," the Chief Minister told a press conference.
"I think infusion of this huge quantity of wheat into the market will bring down the price of the commodity
considerably," she added.