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Markfed products to be available now on 5000 PDS depots of Himachal Pradesh

Shimla/Chandigarh, Sep 14 (UNI) The Markfed and the Himachal Pradesh Government inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), paving the way for the sale of varied products of Markfed at 5000 Public Distribution System (PDS) depots of the neighbouring hill state.
The decision was arrived at in a meeting held at Shimla on Tuesday regarding making available different products of Markfed and Sugarfed to Himachal Pradesh for PDS. The meeting saw Himachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Department Secretary Paul Rasu, Director Lalit Jain, Punjab Cooperative Societies Registrar Vikas Garg, Markfed MD Varun Roojam and General Manager, Oil Mill, Khanna Ravinder Sharma.
It is noteworthy that earlier Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had personally met Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and offered to supply products of Punjab's cooperative sector institutions to Himachal Pradesh which led to the signing of the MoU.
On the occasion, Vikas Garg said that the MoU would ensure the availability of high quality Markfed products to the people of Himachal Pradesh at their doorsteps. The occasion also saw discussions on exploring the possibility of supplying sugar to Himachal Pradesh. The Food and Civil Supplies department of the hill state would continue the deliberations regarding the issue in future.
Speaking on the occasion, Varun Roojam said that today is a red letter day when the efforts of Markfed to increase its base have received a further boost. He said that the Markfed products such as SOHNA brand Honey have been validated internationally when it passed the Stringent NMR purity tests conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) last year.
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