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Govt to form committee to monitor vegetable markets, price hike

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, July 11 - The state government will constitute a core committee to monitor the vegetable markets and to streamline the selling of vegetables to check price rise in Kamrup Metro district, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced at a meeting with trader organisations of the district at the Assam Administrative Staff College here today.

Sonowal said the proposed committee to be led by Additional Chief Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies department, Syedain Abbasi, will develop a mechanism for monitoring the markets. The committee will include MD of Assam Food and Civil Supplies Corporation Limited, Deputy Commissioner Kamrup Metro, City Police Commissioner, CEO of Agriculture Marketing Board and Transport Commissioner as members.

The committee will engage flying squads in different parts of the city to monitor the sale and transportation of vegetables and other essential commodities within the city and take appropriate action against unscrupulous vendors. The committee will also coordinate with trader bodies to take appropriate steps to settle the problems faced by them.

Keeping in view the issue raised by trader bodies regarding difficulties faced by them during transportation of vegetables from other districts to the city, the Chief Minister directed the police commissioner to ensure hassle-free movement of all vegetable carrying vans to the city.

Further, because of shortage of supply of various vegetables due to production shortfall, the Chief Minister directed the Director Horticulture to survey all flood affected districts to assess the quantum of damage caused to horticulturists by flood.

Due to price hike of vegetables in such a period, people are facing severe hardships, the Chief Minister said, adding that the flying squads to be pressed into service would function 24x7 to control prices of vegetables and other essentials items.

Speaking about the difficulties faced by the destitute people in the city during lockdown, the Chief Minister said the State government will provide food to such people and directed the DC of Kamrup Metro to ensure its effective implementation.

Representatives of the trader bodies highlighted various issues including the problems faced by them during transportation of vegetables and other essential items as well as availability of essential items and the challenges posed to the food processing industries due to lockdown.

Representatives of Kamrup Chambers of Commerce, Potato and Onion Wholesaler Association, Pamohi Vegetable Wholesaler Association, Fruits Merchant Association and officials of Agriculture Marketing Board took part in the meeting.

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Govt to form committee to monitor vegetable markets, price hike

GUWAHATI, July 11 - The state government will constitute a core committee to monitor the vegetable markets and to streamline the selling of vegetables to check price rise in Kamrup Metro district, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced at a meeting with trader organisations of the district at the Assam Administrative Staff College here today.

Sonowal said the proposed committee to be led by Additional Chief Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies department, Syedain Abbasi, will develop a mechanism for monitoring the markets. The committee will include MD of Assam Food and Civil Supplies Corporation Limited, Deputy Commissioner Kamrup Metro, City Police Commissioner, CEO of Agriculture Marketing Board and Transport Commissioner as members.

The committee will engage flying squads in different parts of the city to monitor the sale and transportation of vegetables and other essential commodities within the city and take appropriate action against unscrupulous vendors. The committee will also coordinate with trader bodies to take appropriate steps to settle the problems faced by them.

Keeping in view the issue raised by trader bodies regarding difficulties faced by them during transportation of vegetables from other districts to the city, the Chief Minister directed the police commissioner to ensure hassle-free movement of all vegetable carrying vans to the city.

Further, because of shortage of supply of various vegetables due to production shortfall, the Chief Minister directed the Director Horticulture to survey all flood affected districts to assess the quantum of damage caused to horticulturists by flood.

Due to price hike of vegetables in such a period, people are facing severe hardships, the Chief Minister said, adding that the flying squads to be pressed into service would function 24x7 to control prices of vegetables and other essentials items.

Speaking about the difficulties faced by the destitute people in the city during lockdown, the Chief Minister said the State government will provide food to such people and directed the DC of Kamrup Metro to ensure its effective implementation.

Representatives of the trader bodies highlighted various issues including the problems faced by them during transportation of vegetables and other essential items as well as availability of essential items and the challenges posed to the food processing industries due to lockdown.

Representatives of Kamrup Chambers of Commerce, Potato and Onion Wholesaler Association, Pamohi Vegetable Wholesaler Association, Fruits Merchant Association and officials of Agriculture Marketing Board took part in the meeting.

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