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India News | Karnataka to buy additional 2 metric tons of ragi after center approval

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]Apr 29 (ANI): An additional 2 lakh metric tonnes of Ragi would be procured under the Minimum Support Price Scheme after getting approval from the Centre, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said.

Speaking to Jagalur media in Davangere district, Bommai said, “Already 2 lakh tons of Ragi have been procured and recently another 1.14 lakh tons have been procured. Now there is always a demand for buying more Ragi.

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Further, he added that the issue has been raised with the Union Food Minister and will be further discussed to get approval for the purchase of additional 2 lakh tons.

Responding to a question about his position on Hindi becoming the national language, Bommai said: “I have said this clearly. As states were formed on a linguistic basis, regional considerations would take precedence. The Kannada is supreme in Karnataka, not any other language.”

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Reacting to irregularities in the recruitment of teachers and PSI, he said, the investigation was entrusted to the CID after the preliminary investigation.

“We will get to the bottom of the scam. Tough action would be taken against the culprits,” he said.

When asked if recruitment scams have damaged the government’s image, “it’s not the government’s question here. The exams are run on the model of the UPSC exams.”

Furthermore, he replied, the irregularities have been detected by the government and an investigation has been ordered. “Any irregularities if discovered would be dealt with severely.” (ANI)

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