GUWAHATI, July 2 � Expressing concern over the recent steep hike in retail prices of kitchen staples of daily use including onions, potatoes and pulses, the Kamrup Metro district administration today said it has initiated steps to check illegal practices by traders and issued a number of directions.
In an official communiqu� issued here today, the administration said a series of meetings with traders� bodies like Kamrup Banik Sanstha and Aalo Piyaj Vyavasayi Sanstha have been held and members of the trade outfits have been warned to refrain from any unfair trade practices to increase their profit margins.
All shops have been directed to put display boards containing the list of available goods and their prices and they have also been asked to hand over cash memo to customers on purchase of any commodity.
The district administration has also directed its concerned departmental officials to ensure adequate supply of onions and potatoes at fair price shops and Aamar Dokans.
Starting from today, a special drive has been started across the city by officials of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection department to check availability and prices of onions and potatoes in the wholesale and retail markets.