GUWAHATI, July 3 – A meeting was held today at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Metro, to discuss the recent price hike in different essential commodities in the markets and on finding ways to mitigate the problem, which has affected the common people’s pockets and kitchens.
The meeting, attended by senior administration officials and members of the traders’ associations, took up the question of monitoring of wholesale and retail markets, issuing of challan or cash memo, besides actions against roadside illegal traders, an official statement said.
It also discussed the issue of displaying price rates at shops and about the issue of checking and verifying of trade license by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC).
“The traders’ associations have assured that they will sell essential commodities at reasonable prices,” the statement said.
Speaking at the meeting, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro Varnali Deka requested all traders to take initiative to control the prices and said that the administration will take appropriate action to curb the price hike of essential commodities.
Jatindra Nath Pathak, Executive Magistrate, and officials of GMC, Food and Civil Supplies Department and FishFed also attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, the price monitoring committee created by the district administration today visited various markets in the city.
In another press release, the district administration claimed that due to its intervention price of broiler chicken in the markets has reduced.