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Kerala to source rice from West Bengal

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 1, 2017, 1:40 am IST
Updated Mar 1, 2017, 6:51 am IST
The government has also formed a consortium of 26 cooperative societies to procure rice from other states.
Kerala minister Kadakampally Surendran. (Photo: Facebook)
 Kerala minister Kadakampally Surendran. (Photo: Facebook)

Thiruvananthapuram: The  state government has decided to bring rice from West Bengal and distribute it  through Niti stores by  March 10.  The government has also  formed a consortium of 26 cooperative societies to procure rice from other states.   This was stated by Co-operation Minister Kadakampally Surendran  in the Assembly in reply to questions on Tuesday.   
 
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Location: India, Kerala




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