No ?plastic rice? in T.N.: Minister
CHENNAI: Amidst reports that adulterated ‘plastic rice’ is doing the rounds across States, Tamil Nadu Food Minister R. Kamaraj, assured that “every” rice bag received by the State from the Central pool was being monitored.
“These issues like ‘plastic rice’ and others would crop up only where there is shortage in original [rice]. When there is no shortage of rice, there is no chance of any ‘plastic rice’ in Tamil Nadu. So, there is absolutely no place for any ‘plastic rice’ in Tamil Nadu. In case we receive any reports of such rice being sold, we will take severe action,” Mr. Kamaraj told reporters here.
Replying to a query, he said the rice received from the Central pool was being monitored. “We are checking and monitoring every rice bag received from the central pool,” he said, and added that movement of rice by private parties was also being monitored.