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‘DCs asked to ensure essentials’ price stability during Ramadan’


By BSS
Published : 25 Jan 2023 10:09 PM

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday said that the concerned Deputy Commissioners (DCs) have been asked to remain vigil so that no one can manipulate the prices of essentials during the holy month of Ramadan.

The minister said this while talking to reporters after a meeting with the DCs at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city.

"I have asked them to take strict measures so that no one can manipulate the price of essentials during Ramadan," he said adding that the deputy commissioners have also been asked to remain aware on consumers' rights.

Tipu said that the assistance of the DCs is also needed to expand trade.

Responding to a question about monitoring the markets for daily essentials, the minister said that DCs have been asked to implement all steps taken by the government.

The three-day annual conference of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) began yesterday.

There will be a total of 26 sessions, including 20 working sessions, with various ministries at the DC conference, ending today.

UNB adds: Deputy commissioners (DCs) have been asked to remain vigilant so that no one can manipulate price of daily essentials during the month of Ramadan, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said today.

The minister said this while talking to reporters after the fourth meeting with DCs at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city.

“I have asked them to take strict measures so that no one can take advantage of the price of necessary items during Ramadan,” he said.

He also asked to remain aware about consumers rights.

“The assistance of DCs is needed to expand the trade and many have alleged that they failed to get fair price of rawhide during Eid-ul-Azha. Please take necessary steps in this regard,” he said.

 Replying to a question about monitoring the daily essentials’ markets, Tipu said the DCs have been asked to implement all steps taken by the government.

 The three-day annual conference of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) began on Tuesday.

This time there will be a total of 26 sessions, including 20 working sessions, with various ministries at the DC conference that will end on Thursday.