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Assam Govt To Monitor Market Price Of Essential Commodities

Assam Govt To Monitor Market Price Of Essential Commodities

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Guwahati, June 7, 2019:

The Assam government has decided to set up a joint enforcement team to monitor the market price of the essential commodities.

Assam Food and Civil Supplies (FCS) minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury said the market price of commodities is not uniform in nature.

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Addressing a departmental meeting the minister suggested that to write to the railway ministry regarding relaxation in respect of rake booking.

The Minister was of the opinion that traders may be asked to share the details of rake booking with the government in advance so that the government can take necessary measures in this regard.

The meeting also decided to hold a review meeting with traders and consumer forum in this regard.

Addressing the meeting FCS secretary suggested that Minister along with the officials should visit the market to monitor the prices.

It is to be mentioned that prices of essential commodities in Guwahati are on an increasing trend. Making note of the festivities, sellers have increased prices of primarily lentils, fruits, and vegetables.

As per reports, the wholesale price of mogu dal (moong) was Rs 6900 to 7800 per quintal on March 8, which increased to Rs 7200 to 8800 per quintal by May 31, and the retail price of Rs 74 to 83 per kg was increased to Rs 77 to 93 per kg. The wholesale price of hour mosur dal (small red dal) was Rs 6200 to 7600 per quintal on March 8, which increased to Rs 6400 to 8000 per quintal by May 31, and the retail price of Rs 67 to 80 per kg was increased to Rs 70 to 85 per kg. The wholesale price of rahar dal (arahar dal) was Rs 6000 to 7800 per quintal on March 8, which increased to Rs 7000 to 8600 per quintal by May 31, and the retail price of Rs 65 to 83 per kg was increased to Rs 70 to 86 per kg. The wholesale price of boot dal (gram dal) was Rs 5600 to 6200 per quintal on March 8, which increased to Rs 6400 per quintal by May 31. The wholesale price of boot (gram) was Rs 5600 per quintal on March 8, which increased to Rs 7000 per quintal by May 31.

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