CPI(M) rally in Quepem demands universal PDS

 Communist party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday held a demonstration in front of deputy collector's office at Quepem and demanded a universal public distribution system instead of above poverty line and below poverty line systems.

A memorandum, which was addressed to the Prime Minister of India, was submitted to Sandya Kamat, deputy collector, by state committee secretary Naresh Shigaonkar.

They demanded an end to forward contracts and speculative trade in food grains and requested the prime minister to distribute 35 kg of food grains for 2 per kg to every person per month and to ensure fair price and profit margin for all peasants and farmers. [TOI]