Govt to act tough against hoarders and black marketers

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IMPHAL, Sept 15: The commissioner of CAF&PD department, in an office memorandum issued on September 14, has directed the deputy commissioners of all districts who are also the chairmen of District Level Price Monitoring Committee to check hoarding and black marketing of essential commodities in their respective jurisdiction in the wake of economic blockades imposed by Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee and United Naga Council along the two national highways of the state.

The commissioner further directed the shop owners to put up boards displaying the price list and stocks of commodities sold in their respective shops within seven days’ time. The display should be a permanent feature of every shop at the main market in the district/state capital. The price list should also be published in leading local news till the blockade is over, the memorandum mentioned.

The defaulters are punishable under Essential Service Commodities Act and action taken by the deputy commissioners must be intimated to the CAF&PD department, added the order.

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