Fair price shop owners to move court on demands

The Karnataka State Government Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Association have decided to take up a legal fight against the State government if Chief Minister Siddaramaiah fails to fulfill its demands. The dealers have been demanding a hike in commission for selling food grains under the public distribution system.

The members of the association in their meeting on Tuesday decided to submit a memorandum to the chief minister on their demands as a last attempt to resolve the issues amicably. “Though Food and Civil Supplies Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao had promised to fulfill all the demands, nothing has been done. We will approach court if the chief minister also turns a blind eye to our demands,” association president T Krishnappa said.

Besides hike in commission, the fair price shop owners are demanding that the government should install biometric weighing machines at all godowns. The dealers also want action against officials responsible for issuing bogus Below Poverty Line ration cards, Krishnappa said.

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