CM Sonowal (dossier photo)
Guwahati: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday called an pressing assembly with representatives of traders’ bodies and different officials to speak about issues related to the price rise of fundamental commodities.
The members of traders’ bodies informed the Chief Minister that some items like potato, onion have seen price hike at their source and said that from Thursday onwards, wholesale prices would come down fairly.
They also urged the Chief Minister to do so against the unauthorised wholesale markets which have sprung up in different parts of the city.
Saying that the increasing prices of potato, onion, vegetables, eggs, cooking oils etc have impacted the common people adversely and caused strong resentment among them, Sonowal said that the government cannot remain inactive in this situation asthe people will have to be provided respite from this scourge of price rise at any cost.
He also referred to the disparity in prices of items like potato, onion and vegetables in wholesale and retail markets and warned those traders busy in bizarre price hike of essentials of strict action.
The minister also stressed on the wish to take joint responsibility by government and trade community to check price hike and said that a solution will have to be found to serve the interest of both sellers and buyers.
Sonowal said that integrated committed teams would be set up by the administration in the state to monitor the markets and retain a tab on the price rise of the fundamental items. He also stressed on the wish to take joint responsibility by government and trade community to check price hike and said that a solution will have to be found to serve the interest of both sellers and buyers.