|The government has powers under the Essential|
|Commodities Act, 1955 (EC Act) to declare a commodity as an essential commodity to ensure its availability to people at fair price. The Commodities covered under the Act include|
|2. Hank Yam|
|4. Petroleum and Petroleum Products|
|5. Cotton and Jute seeds|
A) 1, 2 and 3
B) 1, 3 and 4
C) 3, 4 and 5
D) 2, 3, 4 and 5 Option
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] There are seven broad categories of essential commodities covered by the Act. These are (1) Drugs; (2) Fertilizer, inorganic, organic or mixed; (3) Foodstuffs, including edible oilseeds and oils; (4) Hank yam made wholly from cotton; (5) Petroleum and petroleum products; (6) Raw jute and jute textile; (7) (i) seeds of food- crops and seeds of fruits and vegetables; (ii) seeds of cattle fodder; and (iii)jute seeds. Recently cotton seed was also included in the list.
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