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Raids against unscrupulous traders intensified in Cachar

When the whole district is reeling under devastating floods


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2022 6:06 AM GMT

SILCHAR: When the whole district is reeling under devastating floods, surface transport connectivity through road and rails are entirely cut off from rest of the State to Cachar and vegetables and essential commodities are being sold at skyrocketing prices in the markets which has caused an uproar among common eople.

In a bid to check the prices of vegetables and essential commodities under control, Cachar DC Keerthi Jalli intensified raids against unscrupulous traders for allegedly involved in selling vegetables and essential commodities in the markets. On the direction of the Cachar DC, officials of district agriculture and food & civil supply department launched a massive campaign to curb black marketing of vegetables and essential commodities available in the markets in various parts of Cachar district here on Friday.

The departmental officials conducted raids in Silchar's Phatak Bazar, Tarapur, Ranghirkhari, including few vegetable markets and shops selling essential commodities under Lakhipur, Katigorah circle and other markets in the district to keep prices under control. Expressing her views, Cachar DC Keerthi Jalli stated that these kind of raids are being conducted against unscrupulous traders for allegedly involved in price hiking in the district.

"There is no shortage of essential commodities in the district, people should not buy excess foods and store them at their home. This will lead to artificial crisis. We have enough stock of commodities so there is nothing to panic," she said.

DC Jalli further stated that if any trader or vendor is found involved in malpractices, as per law action will be taken against unscrupulous traders by the district administration and such issues will be dealt with strict hands. "People should refrain themselves from spreading rumours," DC Jalli added.

The Deputy Commissioner also thanked Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and expressed her gratitude towards initiatives taken by the State Government for emergency flight arrangements between Silchar and Guwahati at subsidized rate of Rs 3,000 and Guardian Minister Singhal for his efforts towards relieving the plight of flood victims.

During his recent visit to Cachar, the Guardian Minister also held a separate meeting with the three district administrations of Barak Valley and said that the stock of goods of the district was satisfactory. In the meeting, minister Singhal also advised the traders of the three districts to follow the instructions of the Deputy Commissioners and asked the administration to take strict measures to curb the black marketing.

Meanwhile, in some areas of Silchar town, electric supply has already been restored, in few areas repairing works are being carried by APDCL staff to restore uninterrupted power supply, drinking water is also being supplied by tankers in many parts of the town by Silchar Municipal Board, stated a press release.

Also Read: 'Trenching ground to be set up in Silchar' Guardian Minister for Cachar Ashok Singhal

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