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Curbs relaxed for farm trade

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NEW DELHI, March 19

The Centre has allowed dealers to freely buy, stock and sell certain essential commodities. An order containing these provisions and issued under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 came into effect on March 15.

As per the order, dealers are free to buy, transport and distribute any quantity of wheat, paddy/rice, coarse grains, sugar, edible oils and oilseeds without any licence or permit under the Act.

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