C.R Chaudhary, newly appointed MOS Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has said that to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, we shall have to create balance between consumers and farmers interests. Referring distress sale and wastage of onions, tomatoes and other agriculture commodities at the time of plenty, he said proper marketing mechanism is the need of hour to save farmers from losses and to pass on benefits to consumers. He was speaking to media persons after assuming charge of his office here today. Shri Chaudhary said that providing food security to the masses is the priority of his Government, states shall have to play a very active role in this venture. Born on March 01, 1948, Shri Chaudhary is the former bureaucrat and represents Nagaur constituency from Rajasthan in Lok Sabha. He was Chairman of Rajasthan Public Services Commission during 2008 to 2010. A post graduate from Rajasthan University, Shri Chaudhary is honorary chairman of Veer Teja Mahila Shikshan Evam Shodh Sansthan that helps provide free or “affordable” education for girls. He is trained in rural development works from the United Kingdom.