Consumer and civil supply minister GS Bali opting to invite multi brand retail into the Himachal Pradesh to stabilize prices in the retail market.

While talking to press, Bali said that multi brand retail would help to contain food prices in state that would benefits lakhs of daily consumers.

Minister also revealed that the government would continue to provide subsidized rations to all people under subsidized ration scheme. He added that under the scheme the government would restore supply of three pulses, mustard oil or refined oil to all ration cardholders and to ensure transparency in distribution, all ration cards are to be linked to Aadhaar Card.

He said that Congress led Govt is committed to provide relief to Himachal people. He also blamed previous BJP regime for mounting loses in every department and particularly leaving unpaid bills of Rs 122 Cr under the subsidized ration scheme.