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Meghalaya Govt regulates prices of face masks, hand sanitizers

By Newmai News

SHILLONG, March 24 - In the wake of reports of a number of business establishments resorting to unscrupulous trade practices, the State Government has regulated prices of face masks and hand sanitizers.

In a notification issued on Tuesday, the Director of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Praveen Bakshi, said that three-ply surgical masks cannot be sold above Rs 10 per piece or more than the prevailing price on February 12, 2020, whichever is lower.

Moreover, two-ply masks cannot be sold for more than Rs 8 per piece. With regard to hand sanitizers, Bakshi said that these cannot be sold for more than Rs 100 per bottle of 200 ml. �Prices of other quantities of hand sanitizers will be fixed in proportion to these prices,� he said.

Bakshi urged the people of the State to immediately write a letter of complaint to the respective deputy commissioners or subdivisional officers or the toll free number, 1967, if they come across any business establishment overcharging them for these items. This notification will remain in force till June 30, 2020.

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