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AASU demonstration against price rise

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 28 - As part of the AASU�s state-wide programme, the All Kamrup District Students� Union (AKDSU) today protested against the spiralling prices of essential commodities, insisting that stringent action be taken against black-marketeers and hoarders.

The AKDSU staged a demonstration on the bank of the Dighalipukhuri urging the government to take immediate measures to check price rise. �The skyrocketing prices of all essential commodities have made life miserable for the common people. The government should act to provide respite to the people,� it said.

DC visits Beltola market: Meanwhile, as per the direction of the Chief Minister, the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro today visited Beltola market in the city to check prices of essential commodities.

�I myself visited Beltola market and checked the prices of essential commodities like pulses, vegetables, fruits and fish. Prices are under control. We have decided to take some measures to ensure that there is no abnormal rise in prices,� said Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro.

He said that all the retailers in the district must have trade licence from the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC). �There can be no retail business without trade licence. All traders must also keep valid cash memo on the purchases made. Cash memo and price list is must. Besides, there has to be calibration of all the weights and measures equipment,� he said.

The district administration has also asked traders to ensure proper cleaning and clearing of waste materials and other leftovers. �Till now we have taken action against 25 retail and wholesale suppliers. Cases have been registered and legal action has been initiated against them,� he said.

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