GUWAHATI, July 31: With a view to provide relief to consumers from the soaring prices of essential commodities such as onions and potatoes, the district administration has constituted five teams to check the prices of essential commodities in the city.
These teams comprise officials from the food and civil supplies department as well as the district administration. Further, the team members will function under the charge of an executive magistrate and will be responsible for different localities across the city to bring down the prices.
Officials informed that the monitoring teams have already begun the process of checking and controlling the prices of onions and potatoes in the city. Under the process, officials from the food and civil supplies department function under the deputy commissioner in other districts of the State.
Authorities mentioned that when prices of essential commodities surge, the DC concerned has the authority to take measures to bring down the prices, which are implemented through the food and civil supplies officers.
Officials at the food and civil supplies department informed that since it is an open market, it often happens that the prices of essential commodities fluctuate and the prices keep increasing or decreasing from time to time.
Additionally, authorities said that the directorate of food and civil supplies has requested all the deputy commissioners across the state to constitute teams and develop a mechanism to moderate the prices.