Capital Complex deputy commissioner Komkar Dulom on Tuesday said strict action would be taken against those shopkeepers and vendors in Itanagar who are found to be violating the regulated prices of essential commodities and other items.

The caution from the DC came during a meeting which was convened at his office in Itanagar to discuss regulatory mechanism to control the prices of essential commodities and other items being sold in and around the Capital Complex.

Informing that a committee would be formed to check the price hike, if any, Dolum said the committee will also regulate transportation charges for ferrying vegetables, meat and poultry products among others from outside the state.

Further appealing the shopkeepers to ensure that the consumers maintain social distancing while purchasing, the DC said “it is the social responsibility of the consumers to ask for cash memos after every purchase they make.

Itanagar additional district magistrate Talo Potom informed that many traders have been booked for violation and that the drive will continue in the coming days as well.

APMC member secretary Dolang Akom informed that regular supply of vegetables from Seppa, Sagalee, Yazali and Yachuli areas are being facilitated to ensure that there is sufficient supply in the capital region.

District food and civil supplies officer Amit Bengia stressed that rates of items, especially perishable items tends to change, hence the rates should be regulated very week as per availability of resources.

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