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Independent EC to be set up

THE STATE Government is all set to constitute an independent election commission for the co-operative sector in the State to facilitate transparent and flawless election process for the sector.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 15:42 IST

THE STATE Government is all set to constitute an independent election commission for the co-operative sector in the State to facilitate transparent and flawless election process for the sector. Minister for Cooperatives Gopal Bharagava today told the State Assembly that 75 per cent work towards constitution of this commission had been completed.

The Minister was replying to a discussion on the demand of grants for Cooperatives and Food and Civil Supplies Departments this afternoon. As for food and civil supplies, the Minister announced that 565 new PDS shops would be opened in the State and that the entire system was being computerised to keep a check on allocation, usage and distribution of material through the fair price shops.

Following discussion, demand of grants worth Rs 190,19,11,000 for the cooperatives department and Rs 177,55,31,000 for food and civil supplies department was passed through voice vote.