Shortage of sugar, flour, ghee at most of the country’s utility stores
Sugar, flour and ghee are not available at most utility stores across the country.
According to sources, the utility stores have issued three tenders for the purchase of sugar in the last two months, which were issued in August, September and now in October.
Sources said that tenders for 35,35,000 metric tonnes of sugar were issued three times but the sugar mills sold 4,000 metric tonnes of sugar to utility stores in August, raising the price of sugar utility stores purchased in August to Rs 94 per kg. While no sugar mill participated in the bidding for sugar tenders issued in September.
Utility officials say the wheat is sourced from Pasco, which has run out of flour at utility stores due to payment problems, but is taking steps to ensure availability.
Officials said that there are difficulties in availability of sugar, flour and ghee at utility stores due to cheapness. The price of sugar at utility stores is fixed at Rs 68 per kg and the price of 20 kg bags of flour under the package is fixed at Rs 800 while the package The price of ghee is Rs. 170 per kg