DC holds meeting with price monitoring committee

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Itanagar Capital Region DC Komkar Dulom convened a review meeting with the price monitoring committee which has been formed to monitor and regulate prices of essential commodities to control price escalation in the capital region in view of the extension of the lockdown.
The committee members informed that they carried out intensive checking drives in the last two days in all the sectors and the main markets which were permitted to open.
During the inspection, the team also announced the notified rates in the markets and urged the shopkeepers/vendors to abide by the rates fixed by the district administration.
The team led by Itanagar EAC Neelam Teji seized mithun meat from a vendor on Monday. The vendor was selling the meat at the rate of Rs 700 per kg – far above the price set by the DA.
On Tuesday, the same team arrested a vendor from Chandranagar who was caught selling items at high rates and was running his shop without valid documents.
The DC has time and again requested the business community to abide by the rules and regulations to avoid facing strict action.
During the meeting, the DC directed APMC member secretary Dolang Akom to work out modalities, so that such practices could be completely done away with.
The DC also directed him to explore the possibility of setting up a centralized mandi for wholesalers, “which will help the DA to keep a tab on price fluctuation of various essential commodities, besides checking any malpractices by the traders.”
The DC informed that checking drives would continue on the days that the markets are allowed to open.
The meeting was attended by, among others, Itanagar EAC Neelam Teji, Naharlagun EAC Likha Radh, CO Moyir Kato, APMC MS Dolang Akom, and officers from legal metrology department. (DIPRO)