Economy

PM holds meeting to tackle spiralling prices

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 09, 2017 Published on January 11, 2011

BRAINSTORMING SESSION: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will hold a high-level meeting to discuss the issue of food inflation. -- S. Subramanium   -  The Hindu

With the prices of essential commodities reaching worrying levels, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday held a high level meeting to find ways to tackle inflation, particularly of food items.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister Mr P Chidambaram, Food and Agriculture Minister Mr Sharad Pawar and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Food inflation rose to 18.32 per cent for the week ended December 25, due to rise in prices of food items like onion, milk and meat. Retail price of onion continues to rule high at Rs 55-60 a kg in major parts of the country due to sluggish supply.



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Published on January 11, 2011
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