Sivasagar citizen bodys concern over price rise Correspondent SIVASAGAR , Nov 2 The Sivasagar Citizens Association, in a meeting held recently, expressed grave concern over spiraling price rise of essential commodities and government inaction to check it. The association sent a memorandum to the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies through the Deputy Commissioner, Sivasagar, NM Hussain. The memorandum, signed by Moon Boruah, working president and Prasanna Boruah, secretary, urged the administration to take urgent step to control the prices of essential food items and carry out special drives against the illegal trade on those items.
Meanwhile, AASU Sivasagar district unit, AJYCP, AIYF, Brihattar Asomiya Yuva Moncha, AGP, CPI and many other organisations of the district have expressed concern over the situation where, they alleged, there is almost no control of the State machinery over the market forces. The organisations have demanded action against illegal hoarders of essential commodities, black-marketeers and middlemen.
The Sivasagar district administration, in a meeting recently, presided over by the DC, cautioned the PDS vendors, traders and cooperatives not to adopt unfair means while distributing essential food items. The administration directed all 14 PDS shops in 14 wards of the town to sell potatoes and onions with Rs 2 per kg profit after collecting the same items from the wholesale traders.
The traders in these items must produce price list and stock positions to the Food and Civil Supplies Department everyday. The PDS stores are directed to lift hundred per cent of their allotted quotas from the FCI godowns or face penalties.