SILCHAR, June 27 - Following Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal�s instructions to the deputy commissioners of various districts in the State to visit the markets and take stock of the wholesale and retail prices of essential commodities and vegetables, the Cachar Deputy Commissioner S Vishwanathan visited Fatak Bazar, New Market and shops in Janiganj area today.
He was accompanied by ADC Ashim Bhattacharjee and Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies Manoj Bora and the local ward commissioner.
Talking to mediapersons after his visit, Vishwanathan said that he visited the markets and inquired about the challans from the vendors. �Even as the wholesale prices seemed to be reasonably under control, the retail pricing was manipulated. There were no signboards displaying the price index.
Action will be taken against those vendors who were found charging exorbitant rates from the customers,� Vishwanathan said. Also, two auto rickshaws carrying a large quantity of fish were seized.
He instructed the ward commissioners to display price list of the commodities and also asked him to keep an eye on the availability of wholesale cash memos from the vendors. Further, the Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies was asked to conduct routine inspection, besides making issuance of cash memos mandatory.
He informed that the fish sellers will be asked to use plastic containers to preserve fish instead of thermacol packages, which pollute the environment.
On the other hand, the Deputy Commissioner said that he visited the Government approved �Amar Dokan� in the town and sealed one shop for flouting rates fixed by the Government.
In another incident, a shop was sealed at Udharbond after the officials found manipulated price of the items.
Vishwanathan said that there are 65 Amar Dokans in the district so far and 100 more such outlets will be opened within July 15. It may be mentioned that similar inspections were carried out in other constituencies of the district by the respective circle officers and magistrates.