Committee to fix reasonable rates for essential commodities
As the highway bandh imposed by SAPO has been lifted temporarily, there will be no issue of any shortage of essential commodities in the state, said commissioner of CAF and PD, Bobby Waikhom
Updated 31 Mar 2022, 3:35 pm
Concerning the recent price hike of various essential commodities in the state, the State Level Price Monitoring Committee has decided to hold a review meeting on Friday to fix a reasonable rate of the essential commodities, informed commissioner of CAF and PD, Bobby Waikhom on Thursday.
Speaking to the media at the Manipur Secretariat Office in Imphal West, the Commissioner said that taking advantage of festivals, bandh and blockade, the prices of goods are fixed by businessmen and traders in their own interests.
As the highway bandh imposed by SAPO has been lifted temporarily, there will be no issue of any shortage of essential commodities in the state. Even during the bandh there was no shortage as there is an alternative route, he said.
However, the goods brought via the Jiribam route is little costlier as compared to the goods brought from Imphal-Dimapur highway due to more expenditure on transportation, he pointed out.
Befitting action will be taken up against the traders or shop owners who sell goods at unusually high price, he said, calling on the public to lodge complaints to the competent government authority if they find any unusual price hike while buying any commodities.
Further, telling the public to not to be apprehensive about any shortage of essential commodities as there is limited stock, he informed that the state has five days' stock of petrol and diesel and four days' stock of LPG at present.