Dibrugarh: The district administration, after due consultation with the retail and wholesale businessmen, on Thursday has fixed the prices of potato and onion till the announcement of the next directives.
According to the new rate, the retail rate of the old stock of potatoes is Rs 30 to Rs.40 per kg while the retail rate of new stock of potatoes is Rs 40 to Rs 45 per kg. Similarly, the retail price of onion has been fixed at Rs. 115 to Rs.125 per kg. “No need to panic over scarcity and high price of essential commodities as adequate stocks of such commodities are available in the district,” ensured Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha. He further stated that a few unscrupulous businessmen had harnessed the prevailing situation by charging them high prices on vegetables, fish, meat and other essential commodities. DC Jha further called upon the consumers not to purchase such items paying a high price as there was no shortage of the commodities in the district.