Year on, CAG confirms pulses scam in Orissa
The state vigilance department is probing irregularities in the supply of pulses. Some 1.06 crore children are entitled to 20-30 grams of arhar dal per meal for 210 days a year but collectors of 23 of the 30 districts bought it at Rs 75 a kg from a private supplier.
Though the government had fixed Rs 75 a kg as ceiling price of “best quality” arhar dal, it didn’t explain the “best quality”. CAG found that collectors of 12 districts procured arhar dal at Rs 75 a kg while 11 procured it at a marginally lower price.
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