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Essential Commodities List 2020
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, which implements the Act, the Schedule at present contains seven commodities — drugs, fertilisers, whether inorganic, organic or mixed, foodstuffs including edible oils, hank yarn made wholly from cotton, petroleum and petroleum products, raw jute and jute textiles, seeds of food-crops and seeds of fruits and vegetables, seeds of cattle fodder, jute seed, cotton seed.
The Act gives powers to the central government to add or remove a commodity in the Schedule. The Centre, if it is satisfied that it is necessary to do so in public interest, can notify an item as essential, in consultation with state governments. By declaring a commodity as essential, the government can control the production, supply, and distribution of that commodity, and impose a stock limit.
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