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Call to revise profit margin, transportation costs

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, April 22 � The Greater Guwahati Fair Price Dealers� Association has asked the Government to increase their margin of profit and transportation cost which according to them, is extremely inadequate considering the growing inflation.

A delegation from the association recently went to Delhi and submitted a memorandum to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and asked him to intervene in the matter.

�The margin and transportation cost decided by the Government for the fair price dealers needs a revision. The fuel prices have gone up considerably in the past few years and the fair price shop dealers have to bear the loss since the transportation costs have not been revised. Moreover, the electricity charges and house rent have also increased over the years,� Gopal Chandra Barua told The Assam Tribune.

The plight of the fair price shop dealers was also placed in the meeting of All India FP Dealers Federation in Delhi, in which nearly 15,000 delegates from various parts of the country took part.

�At present, we get nearly 6.29 per cent commission on every kg of rice or atta, which should be made at least 10 per cent. Similarly, the transportation cost should also be increased in appropriate ratio with respect to the increased fuel prices,� Barua said.

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Call to revise profit margin, transportation costs

GUWAHATI, April 22 � The Greater Guwahati Fair Price Dealers� Association has asked the Government to increase their margin of profit and transportation cost which according to them, is extremely inadequate considering the growing inflation.

A delegation from the association recently went to Delhi and submitted a memorandum to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and asked him to intervene in the matter.

�The margin and transportation cost decided by the Government for the fair price dealers needs a revision. The fuel prices have gone up considerably in the past few years and the fair price shop dealers have to bear the loss since the transportation costs have not been revised. Moreover, the electricity charges and house rent have also increased over the years,� Gopal Chandra Barua told The Assam Tribune.

The plight of the fair price shop dealers was also placed in the meeting of All India FP Dealers Federation in Delhi, in which nearly 15,000 delegates from various parts of the country took part.

�At present, we get nearly 6.29 per cent commission on every kg of rice or atta, which should be made at least 10 per cent. Similarly, the transportation cost should also be increased in appropriate ratio with respect to the increased fuel prices,� Barua said.

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