JORHAT, June 27 - During a meeting convened today with several wholesale traders, retailers and owners of many business establishments of essential commodities, Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) Abhijit Baruah instructed the traders and officials concerned to take needful action to contain price rise across the district.
As unprecedented price rise of several essential commodities were reported from various parts of the district, the administration appealed to every wholesale trader and retailer to display the prices of each item in their shops so that the buyers can easily ascertain the actual market price of the commodities before buying it.
During the flood season, cases of black marketing are usually rampant in various affected areas, mainly villages along the banks of the Dikhow river bank. Nexus among a section of blackmarketers and corrupt Government officials are often alleged by the affected villagers.
The DC (in-charge) informed the meeting that no such case of price rise due to blackmarketing, hoarding or other unfair means would be tolerated and the district administration would take up strict legal action if any such case comes to light.