New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised maintaining decorum on the Maggi row till all facts come to light, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday, as the government does not want to hurt investment flow.
“Day before yesterday, the Prime Minister had said whatever people say, we should maintain decorum on this issue (Maggi). Until we get the fact findings done, there is no need to create unnecessary noise,” Paswan said while sharing about the Maggi row at an Assocham event here.
Paswan also favoured setting up a single coordinated body to look into many overlapping issues and expedite issuance of product clearances from various ministries in the food sector. The minister assured the food processing representatives that the government does not intend to impose ‘inspector raj’
and hurt investment flow in the sector, but at the same time asked them to maintain quality of products and do business in “honest and transparent” way. “The government wants to achieve industrial growth but not at the cost of consumer interest. Products should be of good quality and the industry should ensure this,” he said.
Acknowledging problems in getting product approvals, Paswan said, “There is a need to constitute a single coordinated body to look into many overlapping issues and expedite issuance of clearances from various ministries and government departments in the food sector.” “We will write to each and every department and also to the Prime Minister that we need to seriously look into such issues being raised by the industry,” he said adding that there should be a time-bound redressal to the industries’ grievances.
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