image1.jpg image2.jpg image3.png

The government yesterday conceded in the Lok Sabha that in the matter of export of non-basmati rice to some countries in the period from December 2007 to March 2009 some irregularities had been committed as a result of PSU officials failing to comply with due diligence, which resulted avoidable losses to the PSUs.

In a statement made in the midst of noisy interruptions, the union commerce and industry minister, Anand Sharma, recalled his statement of 30 July, 2009, in which he had pointed out that though the government authorised the release of about 13.5 lakh tonnes (lt) of non-basmati rice, the actual quantity shipped was about 1.22 lt.

Read More

Courtesy: Domain-B

Date:  20th November 2010