Consumer affairs and public distribution (CAF and PD) commissioner Bobby Waikhom on Friday announced that the state has adequate amounts of supply to meet the requirements and the people should avoid panic buying of essential commodities including petroleum products.
Bobby was speaking to the media at his office chamber, New Secretariat office, Babupara, Imphal. The ration in FCI, Sangaiprou has quantity to provide two months requirements; Bishnupur has two months; Churachandpur has one and a half months; Ukhrul has six months; Tamenglong has months months; Senapati as eight months and Jiribam has 10 months, he said.
He said to meet the requirements of the public on essential commodities across the state, the department has been taking up necessary steps. More quantities of essential commodities items are being imported into the state from the national highways especially from Imphal-Jiribam road, he said.
He further said that to control the price on essential commodities, the department holds meetings every week on Friday on price fixation. If any shop is found selling the essential items by violating the rate fixed by the government, then action will be taken against them, he said.
Any person can contact or make complaints if shops are found selling items at an overpriced rate at the contact number 0385-2455496 for the curfew period, and for curfew relaxation period, the people can contact at +918732060592, he said.
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