Mangaluru, April 10, 2017 : State Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader has sad that there was a shortage of toor dal in fair price shops due to the lapse of nearly eight to ten agencies which have taken up the contract to supply the toor dal.
Speaking to reporters here on April 10, Monday the Minister also stated that notices have also been issued to the toor dal suppliers who are found to have erred.
Stating that Dakshina Kannada district needs 2,177 quintals of toor dal but the agency concerned had only supplied 155 quintals resulting in the shortage. The government was now thinking to purchase lentils directly from the growers, he added.
On his visit to the hospital where Ahmed Qureshi who was allegedly subject to police brutality was under treatment, the Minister said he had met the doctors to gather details as he has to submit a report to Home Minister. He also stated that he has not met Qureshi.
Khader further informed that the government would appoint an investigation officer to probe the case.