Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mosang said that the state had a stock of 23,000 quintals of salt with the public distribution system zonal nominees, which could meet requirements for the next few months.
Mosang instructed all DCs to carry out surprise checks to contain the artificial crisis and to ensure monitoring of market rates as per provisions of relevant law in force.
"The deputy commissioners have been asked to place indent to the respective zonal nominees immediately as per the monthly allocation for onward distribution to the consumers," he said in a statement.
He appealed to the people not to panic over rumours of salt crisis which he said was created by petty traders to earn easy money by exploiting the situation.


Latest News from State News Desk